cui

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Faliscan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *kʷoi, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷos, *kʷis. Cognate with Latin qui.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

cuī

  1. (relative) who, what, that, which

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cui.[1]

Pronoun[edit]

cui ‎(relative)

  1. whom
  2. which
  3. whose

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patota, Giuseppe (2002) Lineamenti di grammatica storica dell'italiano (in Italian), Bologna: il Mulino, ISBN 88-15-08638-2, page 139

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

cui

  1. to whom? (interrogative); dative singular of quis
  2. to whom, to which (relative); dative singular of quī

Adjective[edit]

cui

  1. to what?, to which? (interrogative); dative singular of quī

Related terms[edit]

  • cui bono - who benefits
  • cui malo - who suffers

Descendants[edit]

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Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

cui

  1. Nonstandard spelling of cuī.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of cuí.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of cuǐ.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of cuì.

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.

Nahuatl[edit]

Verb[edit]

cui

  1. (transitive) To take.
  2. (transitive, of a man) To have sex with.

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Andrews, J. Richard (2003) Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, rev. ed. edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, page 220
  • Karttunen, Frances (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, Austin: University of Texas Press, page 71
  • Lockhart, James (2001) Nahuatl as Written: Lessons in Older Written Nahuatl, with Copious Examples and Texts, Stanford: Stanford University Press, page 216

Old French[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

cui

  1. Alternative form of qui

Old Provençal[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

cui

  1. who; whom
    • circa 1145, Bernard de Ventadour, Lo rossinhols s'esbaudeya:
      Mas no sai de que ni de cui,
      But I don't know of what or of whom,

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin cuneus.

Noun[edit]

cui n ‎(plural cuie)

  1. nail (metal fastener), pin
Declension[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin cui.

Pronoun[edit]

cui ‎(genitive/dative form of cine)

  1. whose
  2. to whom