cui

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cui.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

cui (relative)

  1. whom; which; prepositional case of che
  2. (formal) to whom; to which; dative case of che

Synonyms[edit]

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Determiner[edit]

cui (relative, invariable)

  1. (with definite article) whose
    la donna il cui nome ho scordatothe woman whose name I’ve forgotten
    la donna le cui amiche sono incintethe woman whose friends are pregnant

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patota, Giuseppe (2002) Lineamenti di grammatica storica dell'italiano (in Italian), Bologna: il Mulino, →ISBN, 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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • who gets the advantage from this? who is the interested party: cui bono?
    • the creditor: creditor, or is cui debeo
    • this shows, proves..: documento, indicio est (without demonstr. pron. but cui rei documento, indicio est)

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 Occitan[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

cui

  1. who; whom

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin cuneus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ḱū (sting).

Noun[edit]

cui n (plural cuie)

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

From Latin cui.

Pronoun[edit]

cui (genitive/dative form of cine)

  1. whose
  2. to whom