bi

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Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

bi

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-1 language code for Bislama.

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of bisexual and biceps.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bi (not comparable)

  1. (LGBT, slang) Bisexual.[1]
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:bisexual
    Coordinate terms: pan, mono
    I'm straight, but my oldest sister is bi.
  2. (LGBT, slang, uncommon) Bigender.
Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

bi (plural bis)

  1. (LGBT, slang) A bisexual person.[1]
    Synonyms: bisexual; see also Thesaurus:bisexual person
    • 1991 October 10, Ken Jones, “Re: Bisexual privilege? (Was Re: Tom Robinson Concert”, in soc.motss[2] (Usenet):
      For some reason, I'm feeling _very_ sensitive to bi-discrimination tonight. I'm really not trying to mock the points being made here, it's just that many of the same arguments can be turned around and used to describe the discrimination that bis face.
  2. (bodybuilding, colloquial, uncommon) A biceps muscle.
    You cannot train your back without regard to your tris and bis.
Translations[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Mandarin ().

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bi (plural bi)

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 A. F. Niemoeller, "A Glossary of Homosexual Slang," Fact 2, no. 1 (Jan-Feb 1965): 25

Anagrams[edit]

Aiwoo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic *biti.

Verb[edit]

bi

  1. to bake

References[edit]

  • Lackey, W.J.. & Boerger, B.H. (2021) “Reexamining the Phonological History of Oceanic's Temotu subgroup”, in Oceanic Linguistics.

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A short form of bijë, from archaic bilë ("daughter, girl").

Interjection[edit]

bi

  1. A friendly exclamation to a person (female).
    Fol bi, Dritë!
    Speak, therefore, Dritë!
  2. An exclamation of surprise (to a female person).
    Bi! Po ç'është kjo?
    Girl! What is this?
    Po ç'është kjo, bi?
    What is this, girl?

Related terms[edit]

Bambara[edit]

Noun[edit]

bi

  1. today

See also[edit]

Basque[edit]

Basque numbers (edit)
20
 ←  1 2 3  → 
    Cardinal: bi
    Ordinal: bigarren
    Multiplier: bikoitz
    Distributive: bina
    Collective: bikote
    Fractional: erdi

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Proto-Basque *biga (two), given the fact that dialectal forms like biga and bida (with *-g- > -d-) are phonetically more conservative.[1][2] Often compared with Iberian bi (two).[3]

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

bi

  1. two

Usage notes[edit]

  • This number can appear after the noun, especially in Biscay; but, just like all other numerals apart from bat, it is much more commonly placed before the noun.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ bi” in Etymological Dictionary of Basque by R. L. Trask, sussex.ac.uk
  2. ^ Mitxelena, Koldo L. (1961) Fonética histórica vasca [Basque Historical Phonetics] (Obras completas de Luis Michelena; 1) (in Spanish), Diputación Foral de Guipuzkoa, published 1990, →ISBN, page 413
  3. ^ Orduña A., Eduardo (2011) “Los numerales ibéricos y el protovasco [Iberian numerals and Proto-Basque]”, in Veleia[1] (in Spanish), volume 28, pages 125–139

Further reading[edit]

  • bi” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia [General Basque Dictionary], euskaltzaindia.eus
  • "bi" in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia [Dictionary of the Basque Academy], euskaltzaindia.eus
  • Azkue, Resurrección María de (1905–1906) “bi”, in Diccionario vasco-español-francés = Dictionnaire basque-espagnol-français [Basque-Spanish-French Dictionary], volume 1 (overall work in Spanish and French), Bilbao, page 162

Bislama[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English bee.

Noun[edit]

bi

  1. bee

Borôro[edit]

Verb[edit]

bi

  1. to die

Bura[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. bin for grain storage

References[edit]

Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has articles on:
bi and Bier
Wikipedia daWikipedia da

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *bijō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰey-. Cognate with English bee.

Noun[edit]

bi c (singular definite bien, plural indefinite bier)

  1. bee
Inflection[edit]

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Low German , from Proto-Germanic *bi (near, around). Related to English by and German bei.

Adverb[edit]

bi

  1. by
Usage notes[edit]
  • Only in certain fixed phrases that are borrowed from German, like stå bi (German beistehen).

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

bi

  1. imperative of bie

Dongxiang[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Mongolic *bi (I). Compare Mongolian би (bi).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

bi (Xiaojing spelling بی)

  1. I (first-person singular personal pronoun)

Drung[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-bəj-n/k.

Verb[edit]

bi

  1. to give

References[edit]

  • Ross Perlin (2019) A Grammar of Trung[3], Santa Barbara: University of California

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of biseksueel.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. (colloquial) bisexual

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English bi.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbi/, [ˈbi]
  • IPA(key): /ˈbiː/, [ˈbiː]
  • Rhymes: -i
  • Syllabification(key): bi

Noun[edit]

bi (colloquial)

  1. bi (bisexual)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

compounds

Further reading[edit]

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bissexuel, or possibly directly from English bi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bi m or f by sense (plural bis)

  1. bi, bisexual person

Adjective[edit]

bi (invariable)

  1. bi, bisexual

Further reading[edit]

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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bi (strong nominative masculine singular bier, not comparable)

  1. (informal) bi

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

Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • be (obsolete, regional)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin (the name of the letter B).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbi/
  • Rhymes: -i
  • Hyphenation:

Noun[edit]

bi f (invariable)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter B.; bee

See also[edit]

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bi

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Kalasha[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit बीज (bīja), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *bíHȷ́am. Cognate with Konkani बी () and Parachi bīz (seed-corn).

Noun[edit]

bi

  1. seed
  2. semen
  3. moth larva

Related terms[edit]

Kangjia[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Mongolic *bi. Compare Mongolian би (bi) and Dongxiang bi.

Pronoun[edit]

bi

  1. I

Kaure[edit]

Noun[edit]

bi

  1. water

References[edit]

  • C. L. Voorhoeve, 1975. Languages of Irian Jaya Checklist, Canberra: Pacific Linguistics, p.108
  • Bill Palmer, editor (2018), The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area: A Comprehensive Guide, Padua: De Gruyter Mouton, →OCLC, page 457

Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon , from Proto-Germanic *bi.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Maltese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

bi

  1. Alternative form of b’: used before a consonant cluster
  2. multiplied by, times
    erbgħa b’erbgħa jiġu sittaxfour times four equals sixteen
  3. [+ għamel (object)] multiply
    għamel erbgħa b’erbgħamultiply four by four

Manchu[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bi

  1. Romanization of ᠪᡳ

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bi

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

Usage notes[edit]

  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Masurian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old Polish by.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbi]
  • Syllabification: bi

Particle[edit]

bi

  1. forms the conditional mood; would, would've
  2. kind of; sort of

Conjunction[edit]

bi

  1. (conditional) if
  2. creates a subordinate clause expressing aim or purpose, one's goal; to, so that, for that, in order to
  3. (comparative) as if
  4. (repeated) or... or

Further reading[edit]

  • Zofia Stamirowska (1987-2021) “by”, in Anna Basara, editor, Słownik gwar Ostródzkiego, Warmii i Mazur[5], volume 1, Zakład Narodowy im. Ossolińskich Wydawnictwo Polskiej Akademii Nauk, →ISBN, pages 253-254

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

bi

  1. by, near, around
  2. beside, alongside
  3. at, with
  4. among
  5. during
  6. by (the work of)
  7. because of

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: bij
  • Limburgish: bie

Adverb[edit]

bi

  1. by, near, around

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • bi (I)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • bi (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E., Verdam, J. (1885–1929) “bi”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN

Middle English[edit]

Preposition[edit]

bi

  1. Alternative form of 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.

Namuyi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [bi˧]
  • Hyphenation: bi

Verb[edit]

bi

  1. (intransitive) to go

References[edit]

  • Štěpán Pavlík (2017) The Description of Namuzi Language[6], Prague: Charles University (PhD Thesis), page 50

North Frisian[edit]

Noun[edit]

bi f

  1. (Mooring) bee

Northern Kurdish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Iranian *pati-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

bi

  1. by
  2. with

Nzadi[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

  1. we (first-person plural pronoun)

See also[edit]

Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *bī.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

  1. by, near
  2. at, with

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Dutch: bi

Further reading[edit]

  • ”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *bī (near, by, around, about).

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

  1. about (concerning)
  2. by, in various senses:
    1. near or next to
    2. not later than
    3. based on, according to

Descendants[edit]

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Preposition[edit]

  1. by
  2. at

Descendants[edit]

  • Alemannic German:
  • German: bei
  • Vilamovian: by
  • Yiddish: בײַ (bay)

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Preposition[edit]

  1. by, near, to
  2. beside

Descendants[edit]

Phalura[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

bi (discourse, Perso-Arabic spelling بیۡ)

  1. also, too
  2. else, at all
  3. even

References[edit]

  • Liljegren, Henrik, Haider, Naseem (2011) Palula Vocabulary (FLI Language and Culture Series; 7)‎[7], Islamabad, Pakistan: Forum for Language Initiatives, →ISBN

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -i

Adjective[edit]

bi (invariable)

  1. (LGBT, colloquial) Abbreviation of bissexual (sexually attracted to persons of either sex).

Noun[edit]

bi m or f by sense (plural bis)

  1. (LGBT, colloquial) Abbreviation of bissexual (bisexual person).

Noun[edit]

bi f (plural bis)

  1. (Brazil, LGBT, slang) Abbreviation of bicha (flammer).

Sardinian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ibi.

Pronoun[edit]

bi (adverbial)

  1. there (at a place)
  2. there, thither (to there)
    Synonyms: i, nche

Scots[edit]

Preposition[edit]

bi

  1. by

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish . Cognate with Irish and Manx bee.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pi/, lengthened to /piː/ when emphatic.
  • Hyphenation: bi

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (copulative) to be
  2. (intransitive) to exist
  3. (auxiliary) Used with air to form various tenses with perfect meaning

Inflection[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
bi bhi
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • Colin Mark (2003) “bi”, in The Gaelic-English dictionary, London: Routledge, →ISBN, page 75
  • Edward Dwelly (1911) “bi”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary]‎[8], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Verb[edit]

bi

  1. second-person singular aorist of biti
    On bi tamo jučer. (archaic)
    He was there yesterday.
  2. third-person singular aorist of biti
    On bi u školi tad. (archaic)
    She was at school then.
  3. (colloquial, conditional) aorist of biti; would
    Ja bi također išao da mogu.I would go as well if I could.
    Je li bi htio ići s nama?Would you like to go with us?
    Ivana bi htjela ići s nama.Ivana would like to go with us.
    Mi/Oni bi voljeli jednog dana posjetiti Japan.We/They would like to visit Japan one day.
    Voljeli bi jednog dana posjetiti Japan.We/They would like to visit Japan one day.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In colloquial Serbo-Croatian, bi is commonly used in place of other aorist forms when forming conditional of biti in both singular and plural if the subject is deducible from context (usually from the conjugated form of the verb). That is, bi is a shared shorthand for bih, bismo, biste and biše.

Solon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tungusic *bi. Cognate with Evenki би (bi) and Manchu ᠪᡳ (bi).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

bi

  1. I

Southern Ndebele[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *-bɪ́ɪ̀.

Adjective[edit]

-bí

  1. bad
  2. evil
  3. ugly

Inflection[edit]

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bi (invariable)

  1. bi (bisexual)

Swazi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *-bɪ́ɪ̀.

Adjective[edit]

-bí

  1. bad
  2. evil
  3. ugly

Inflection[edit]

Adjective concord, tone H
Modifier Copulative
1st singular lengimubi ngimubi
2nd singular lomubi umubi
1st plural lesibabi sibabi
2nd plural lenibabi nibabi
Class 1 lomubi mubi
Class 2 lababi babi
Class 3 lomubi mubi
Class 4 lemibi mibi
Class 5 lelibi libi
Class 6 lamabi mabi
Class 7 lesibi sibi
Class 8 letimbi timbi
Class 9 lembi imbi
Class 10 letimbi timbi
Class 11 lolubi lubi
Class 14 lobubi bubi
Class 15 lokubi kubi
Class 17 lokubi kubi

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
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.
Declension[edit]
Declension of bi 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bi biet bin bina
Genitive bis biets bins binas
Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bi

  1. (informal) bisexual
    Synonym: bisexuell

See also[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Adverb[edit]

bi (not comparable)

  1. (in some fixed expressions) by
    lyckan står den djärve bi
    fortune favors the bold
    (literally, “fortune stands by the brave”)
Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English bee, the English name of the letter B/b. Ultimately from Latin . Doublet of be.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: bi
  • IPA(key): /bi/, [bɪ]
  • Rhymes: -i

Noun[edit]

bi (Baybayin spelling ᜊᜒ)

  1. the name of the Latin-script letter B, in the Filipino alphabet.
    Synonyms: (in the Abakada alphabet) ba, (in the Abecedario) be

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • bi”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018

Teke-Tyee[edit]

Noun[edit]

bi (plural mabi)

  1. egg

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English bee.

Noun[edit]

bi

  1. bee

Tooro[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *-bɪ́ɪ̀.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

-bi (declinable)

  1. bad
    Antonym: -rungi
  2. hideous, ugly
    Synonym: -rofu (dirty, ugly)
    Antonyms: -ecumi (clean, pretty), -rungi (pretty)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • kubi (badly, in a bad way)

Related terms[edit]

  • -biiha (to become bad; to be ugly; to deceive)

References[edit]

  • Kaji, Shigeki (2007) A Rutooro Vocabulary[9], Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), →ISBN, page 377

Turkish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bi

  1. Alternative spelling of bi'

Adverb[edit]

bi

  1. Alternative spelling of bi'

Numeral[edit]

bi

  1. Alternative spelling of bi'

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Adjective[edit]

bi

  1. (only in compounds) sad; sorrowful
See also[edit]
Derived terms

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from French bille.

Noun[edit]

(classifier cục, hòn, viên) bi

  1. a marble (spherical ball)
    bắn bito shoot marbles
  2. (billiards, snooker) a ball
    bi cáia cue ball
  3. (slang) a ball (testicle)
    Á! Dập bi tao rồi!
    Ow! My bawlls popped!
See also[edit]
Derived terms

Volapük[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

bi

  1. because

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bi f (plural biau)

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

Mutation[edit]

This word cannot be mutated.

See also[edit]

Xhosa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *-bɪ́ɪ̀.

Adjective[edit]

-bí

  1. bad
  2. evil
  3. ugly

Inflection[edit]

Adjective concord, tone H
Modifier Copulative
positive negative positive negative
1st singular endimbi endingembi ndimbi andimbi
2nd singular ombi ongembi umbi awumbi
1st plural esibabi esingebabi sibabi asibabi
2nd plural enibabi eningebabi nibabi anibabi
Class 1 ombi ongembi mbi akambi
Class 2 ababi abangebabi babi abababi
Class 3 ombi ongembi mbi awumbi
Class 4 emibi engemibi mibi ayimibi
Class 5 elibi elingelibi libi alilibi
Class 6 amabi angemabi mabi awamabi
Class 7 esibi esingesibi sibi asisibi
Class 8 ezimbi ezingezimbi zimbi azizimbi
Class 9 embi engembi imbi ayiyimbi
Class 10 ezimbi ezingezimbi zimbi azizimbi
Class 11 olubi olungelubi lubi alulubi
Class 14 obubi obungebubi bubi abububi
Class 15 okubi okungekubi kubi akukubi
Class 17 okubi okungekubi kubi akukubi

Yoruba[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

  1. (conditional) if
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

  1. (subordinating conjunction) how
    Wọ́n kọ́ wa a ti lè ṣe é.
    They taught us how to do it.
  2. Alternative spelling of bíi (like, as)

Etymology 4[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

  1. when, as soon as
    a ti jáde ni wọ́n dé.
    As soon as we left, they arrived.

Etymology 5[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

  1. subordinating conjunction used solely with intensifiers such as àfi, àyàmọ̀, àyàṣe, and àdàmọ̀

Etymology 6[edit]

Particle[edit]

  1. question marker that can be used at the end of a yes-no question
    Ẹ̀yin lọ ?Did you go?

Etymology 7[edit]

Cognate with Igala (to give birth to)

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. (transitive) to give birth to
    Ọmọ mẹ́rin l'ó .
    She gave birth to four children.
  2. (intransitive) to increase
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 8[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. (with inú) to be angry
    Synonym: bínú
    Inú ń miI'm angry
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 9[edit]

Likely cognate with Igala bi (to beg for; to pray for)

Verb[edit]

bi

  1. (transitive) to ask, to interrogate
    Mo bi í nípa àwọn ọ̀rẹ́ rẹ̀.
    I asked him about his friends.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 10[edit]

Verb[edit]

bi

  1. (transitive) to push, to jostle

Etymology 11[edit]

Verb[edit]

bi

  1. (transitive) to cause one to gain an evil reward for a prior evil committed

Etymology 12[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. (transitive) to vomit, to throw up
    Synonyms: , pọ̀

Verb[edit]

bi

  1. Alternative form of (to vomit) used before object nouns
    Ó ti bi oúnjẹ rẹ̀.
    He's thrown up his food.

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 13[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. (intransitive) to sway, to push back

Zaghawa[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bi

  1. water

References[edit]

Zhuang[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Tai *piːᴬ (year). Cognate with Thai ปี (bpii), Northern Thai ᨸᩦ, Lao ປີ (), ᦔᦲ (ṗii), Shan ပီ (pǐi), Tai Nüa ᥙᥤ (pi), Phake ပီ (), Ahom 𑜆𑜣 (), Bouyei bil.

Classifier[edit]

bi (Sawndip forms 𭯌 or 𭽨 or 𭙂, 1957–1982 spelling bi)

  1. year
    Synonym: nienz
  2. year old
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Verb[edit]

bi (1957–1982 spelling bi)

  1. (intransitive) to swing; to sway; to rock
  2. (transitive) to swing; to rock; to wag
  3. to swing (on a swing)

Zou[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Kuki-Chin *ɓuu, from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *pru(w). Cognates include Mandarin (bāo, womb).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bǐ/
  • Hyphenation: bi

Noun[edit]

  1. nest

References[edit]

  • Philip Thanglienmang (2014) “Zou Tonology”, in Indian Linguistics, volume 75, numbers 1-2, →ISSN

Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *-bɪ́ɪ̀.

Adjective[edit]

-bí

  1. bad
  2. evil
  3. ugly

Inflection[edit]

Adjective concord, tone H
Modifier Copulative
positive negative positive negative
1st singular engimubi engingemubi ngimubi angimubi
2nd singular omubi ongemubi umubi awumubi
1st plural esibabi esingebabi sibabi asibabi
2nd plural enibabi eningebabi nibabi anibabi
Class 1 omubi ongemubi mubi akamubi
Class 2 ababi abangebabi babi abababi
Class 3 omubi ongemubi mubi awumubi
Class 4 emibi engemibi mibi ayimibi
Class 5 elibi elingelibi libi alilibi
Class 6 amabi angemabi mabi awamabi
Class 7 esibi esingesibi sibi asisibi
Class 8 ezimbi ezingezimbi zimbi azizimbi
Class 9 embi engembi, engeyimbi imbi, yimbi ayiyimbi
Class 10 ezimbi ezingezimbi zimbi azizimbi
Class 11 olubi olungelubi lubi alulubi
Class 14 obubi obungebubi bubi abububi
Class 15 okubi okungekubi kubi akukubi
Class 17 okubi okungekubi kubi akukubi

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