bi

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From bisexual.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bi ‎(not comparable)

  1. (colloquial) Bisexual.
    I'm hetero, but my oldest sister is bi.
Translations[edit]

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Etymology 2[edit]

Mandarin ()

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bi ‎(plural bi)

  1. A type of jade disk produced in ancient China.

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Basque[edit]

Basque cardinal numbers
 <  1 2 3  > 
    Cardinal : bi
    Ordinal : bigarren

Numeral[edit]

bi

  1. two

Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has articles on:
bi and Bier
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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *bijō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰī-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -i

Noun[edit]

bi c (singular definite bien, plural indefinite bier)

  1. bee

Inflection[edit]

See also[edit]

Verb[edit]

bi

  1. imperative of bie

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From biseksueel.

Adjective[edit]

bi ‎(invariable, comparative meer bi, superlative meest bi)

  1. (colloquial) bisexual

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bissexuel, or possibly directly from English bi

Noun[edit]

bi m, f ‎(plural bis)

  1. bi, bisexual person

Adjective[edit]

bi m, f ‎(invariable)

  1. bi, bisexual

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Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bi

  1. Romanization of 𐌱𐌹

Guerrero Amuzgo[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bi

  1. green

Isthmus Zapotec[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bi

  1. wind

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bi

  1. Romaji transcription of
  2. Romaji transcription of

Kurdish[edit]

Preposition[edit]

bi

  1. by
  2. with

Lojban[edit]

Lojban cardinal numbers
 <  ze bi so  > 
    Cardinal : bi
    Ordinal : bimai
    Adverbial : biroi
    Distributive : bimei
    Quantified : bimoi
    Higher-Order Ordinal : bimo'o

Pronunciation[edit]

Cmavo[edit]

bi ‎(rafsi biv)

  1. (cardinal) eight
    le bi gerku
    the eight dogs

Low German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon , from Proto-Germanic *bi.

Preposition[edit]

bi

  1. at, with
    Bi us is dat ümmer Feest.
    With us it's always a party.
  2. by
    Wi wahnt in en Huus bi de Meer.
    I live in a house by the lake.
  3. around, about (often in combination with üm)
    Dat weer üm bi so'n twintig Johr vör.
    It was about twenty years ago.

Inflection[edit]

Adverb[edit]

bi

  1. alongside, with
  2. in order to adjust or improve

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bi

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch bi, from Proto-Germanic *bi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

bi

  1. by, near, around
  2. beside, alongside
  3. at, with
  4. among
  5. during

Adverb[edit]

bi

  1. by, near, around

Descendants[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English bi, from Proto-Germanic *bi.

Preposition[edit]

bi

  1. by
    • 1407, The Testimony of William Thorpe, pages 40–41
      And I seide, “Ser, in his tyme maister Ioon Wiclef was holden of ful many men the grettis clerk that thei knewen lyuynge vpon erthe. And therwith he was named, as I gesse worthili, a passing reuli man and an innocent in al his lyuynge. And herfore grete men of kunnynge and other also drowen myche to him, and comownede ofte with him. And thei sauouriden so his loore that thei wroten it bisili and enforsiden hem to rulen hem theraftir… Maister Ion Aston taughte and wroot acordingli and ful bisili, where and whanne and to whom he myghte, and he vsid it himsilf, I gesse, right perfyghtli vnto his lyues eende. Also Filip of Repintoun whilis he was a chanoun of Leycetre, Nycol Herforde, dane Geffrey of Pikeringe, monke of Biland and a maistir dyuynyte, and Ioon Purueye, and manye other whiche weren holden rightwise men and prudent, taughten and wroten bisili this forseide lore of Wiclef, and conformeden hem therto. And with alle these men I was ofte homli and I comownede with hem long tyme and fele, and so bifore alle othir men I chees wilfulli to be enformed bi hem and of hem, and speciali of Wiclef himsilf, as of the moost vertuous and goodlich wise man that I herde of owhere either knew. And herfore of Wicleef speciali and of these men I toke the lore whiche I haue taughte and purpose to lyue aftir, if God wole, to my lyues ende.”

Descendants[edit]

  • English: by

Mirandese[edit]

Verb[edit]

bi

  1. first-person singular preterite indicative of ber; "I saw"
    • 2011, Ana Afonso, L Princepico Chapter 1
      Quando you tenie seis anhos, bi ua beça ua eimaige mi guapa nun lhibro subre la floresta birge que se chamaba "Stórias Bibidas".
      • 1948 translation by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
        Once when I was six years old I saw a magnificent picture in a book, called True Stories from Nature, about the primeval forest.

Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bi.

Preposition[edit]

  1. by, near
  2. at, with

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Dutch: bi

Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bi(near, by, around, about), from Proto-Germanic *umbi(around), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂m̥bʰi(round about, around). Akin to Old High German (near, by) (German bei), Dutch bij, Gothic 𐌱𐌹(bi). Non Germanic cognates include Albanian mbi(on, about), Ancient Greek αμφί(amphí, on, around).

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

  1. by, near, around, to, in, at, about, with
  2. beside

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: bi
    • English: by

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bi, whence also Old English bi.

Preposition[edit]

  1. by
  2. at

Descendants[edit]


Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bi, whence also Old English bi.

Preposition[edit]

  1. by, near, to
  2. beside

Descendants[edit]

  • Low German: bi, by

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bi ‎(plural bi, comparable)

  1. bisexual (sexually attracted to persons of either sex)

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bi m f (plural bis)

  1. bisexual (bisexual person)

Synonyms[edit]


Scots[edit]

Preposition[edit]

bi

  1. by

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish (imperative singular of at·tá), from Proto-Celtic *buyo-, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰuH-

Verb[edit]

bi ‎(past bha, future bidh, verbal noun bhith)

  1. be, exist

Inflection[edit]

Infinitive a bhith
Imperative bi
Present participle a' bhith
Past participle air a bhith
Present tense Past tense Future tense Conditional
Basic form tha bha bidh/bithidh bhithinn/bhiodh/bhiomaid
Dependent form bheil robh bi bithinn/biodh/biomaid
Impersonal form thathar bhathar bithear bhiteadh

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Swedish  , from Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *bijō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰī-.

Noun[edit]

bi n

  1. bee
Declension[edit]
Usage notes[edit]
  • More rare spellings of the definite forms are bit/bits (singular) and bien/biens (plural). However, the spellings in the inflection box are the most common.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bi

  1. (informal) bisexual

Etymology 3[edit]

Adverb[edit]

bi (not comparable)

  1. (in some fixed expressions) by
Related terms[edit]

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“sad, tragic”)

Adjective[edit]

bi

  1. tragic

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from French bille

Noun[edit]

bi

  1. (slang) ball sack
  2. (toy) marble
  3. (billiards, snooker) ball
Derived terms[edit]

Volapük[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

bi

  1. because

Welsh[edit]

Noun[edit]

bi

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter B/b.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bi fi mi unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Zaghawa[edit]

Noun[edit]

bi

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Christopher Ehret, A Historical-comparative Reconstruction of Nilo-Saharan (2001, ISBN 3896450980)

Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *-bɪ́ɪ̀.

Adjective[edit]

-bi

  1. bad
  2. evil
  3. ugly

Inflection[edit]

Adjective concord
Modifier Copulative
1st singular engimubi ngimubi
2nd singular omubi umubi
1st plural esibabi sibabi
2nd plural enibabi nibabi
Class 1 omubi mubi
Class 2 ababi babi
Class 3 omubi mubi
Class 4 emibi mibi
Class 5 elibi libi
Class 6 amabi mabi
Class 7 esibi sibi
Class 8 ezimbi zimbi
Class 9 embi imbi
Class 10 ezimbi zimbi
Class 11 olubi lubi
Class 14 obubi bubi
Class 15 okubi kubi
Class 17 okubi kubi

Derived terms[edit]