dai

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See also: daí, dài, dāi, dǎi, đại, đài, and Dai

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Hindi [Term?], from Sanskrit.

Noun[edit]

dai (plural dais)

  1. (chiefly North India, Pakistan, Bangladesh) A wet nurse; a midwife. [from 18th c.]
    • 1997, Kiran Nagarkar, Cuckold, HarperCollins 2013, p. 72:
      Kausalya, she learnt, was his dai, the one who had breast-fed and looked after him.

Anagrams[edit]


Bikol Central[edit]

Adverb[edit]

daí

  1. no; not

Interjection[edit]

daí

  1. no

Dalmatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin diēs. Compare Istriot dèi, Venetian and archaic Italian , Romanian zi.

Noun[edit]

dai m (plural dai)

  1. day

Etymology 2[edit]

Interjection[edit]

dai

  1. go away, get lost

Iau[edit]

Noun[edit]

dai

  1. cassowary

External sources[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of da i.

Contraction[edit]

dai

  1. from the + plural noun
  2. at the house/home of the + plural noun

Verb[edit]

dai

  1. second-person singular present of dare
  2. second-person singular imperative of dare

Anagrams[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

dai

  1. Rōmaji transcription of だい

Ladin[edit]

Contraction[edit]

dai

  1. from or of the (+ plural noun)

Lojban[edit]

Cmavo[edit]

dai

  1. modifies the attitudinal indicator which immediately precedes it, indicating that the emotion (of that attitudinal) belongs to someone other than the speaker

Rafsi[edit]

dai

  1. rafsi of dacti (space-time object/thing).

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

dai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of dāi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of dǎi.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of dài.

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.

North Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian dei. Cognates include West Frisian dei.

Noun[edit]

dai m (plural daar)

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) day
    de öler dai
    the next day

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dai

  1. second-person plural (vós, sometimes used with vocês) affirmative imperative of dar

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dai

  1. second-person singular present tense form of da.
  2. second-person singular subjunctive form of da.

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic دَعَا (daʿā).

Verb[edit]

-dai (infinitive kudai)

  1. claim
  2. demand

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of -dai
Non-finite forms
Form Positive Negative
Infinitive kudai kutodai
Simple finite forms
Positive form Singular Plural
Imperative dai daini
Habitual hudai
Complex finite forms
Polarity Persons Persons / Classes Classes
1st 2nd 3rd / M-wa M-mi Ma Ki-vi N U Ku Pa Mu
Sg. Pl. Sg. Pl. Sg. / 1 Pl. / 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 / 14 15 / 17 16 18
Past
Positive nilidai
nalidai
tulidai
twalidai
ulidai
walidai
mlidai
mwalidai
alidai walidai ulidai ilidai lilidai yalidai kilidai vilidai ilidai zilidai ulidai kulidai palidai mulidai
Relative niliodai
naliodai
tuliodai
twaliodai
uliodai
waliodai
mliodai
mwaliodai
aliodai waliodai uliodai iliodai liliodai yaliodai kiliodai viliodai iliodai ziliodai uliodai kuliodai paliodai muliodai
Negative sikudai hatukudai hukudai hamkudai hakudai hawakudai haukudai haikudai halikudai hayakudai hakikudai havikudai haikudai hazikudai haukudai hakukudai hapakudai hamukudai
Present
Positive ninadai
nadai
tunadai unadai mnadai anadai wanadai unadai inadai linadai yanadai kinadai vinadai inadai zinadai unadai kunadai panadai munadai
Relative ninaodai
naodai
tunaodai unaodai mnaodai anaodai wanaodai unaodai inaodai linaodai yanaodai kinaodai vinaodai inaodai zinaodai unaodai kunaodai panaodai munaodai
Negative sidai hatudai hudai hamdai hadai hawadai haudai haidai halidai hayadai hakidai havidai haidai hazidai haudai hakudai hapadai hamudai
Future
Positive nitadai tutadai utadai mtadai atadai watadai utadai itadai litadai yatadai kitadai vitadai itadai zitadai utadai kutadai patadai mutadai
Relative nitakaodai tutakaodai utakaodai mtakaodai atakaodai watakaodai utakaodai itakaodai litakaodai yatakaodai kitakaodai vitakaodai itakaodai zitakaodai utakaodai kutakaodai patakaodai mutakaodai
Negative sitadai hatutadai hutadai hamtadai hatadai hawatadai hautadai haitadai halitadai hayatadai hakitadai havitadai haitadai hazitadai hautadai hakutadai hapatadai hamutadai
Subjunctive
Positive nidai tudai udai mdai adai wadai udai idai lidai yadai kidai vidai idai zidai udai kudai padai mudai
Negative nisidai tusidai usidai msidai asidai wasidai usidai isidai lisidai yasidai kisidai visidai isidai zisidai usidai kusidai pasidai musidai
Present Conditional
Positive ningedai tungedai ungedai mngedai angedai wangedai ungedai ingedai lingedai yangedai kingedai vingedai ingedai zingedai ungedai kungedai pangedai mungedai
Negative nisingedai
singedai
tusingedai
hatungedai
usingedai
hungedai
msingedai
hamngedai
asingedai
hangedai
wasingedai
hawangedai
usingedai
haungedai
isingedai
haingedai
lisingedai
halingedai
yasingedai
hayangedai
kisingedai
hakingedai
visingedai
havingedai
isingedai
haingedai
zisingedai
hazingedai
usingedai
haungedai
kusingedai
hakungedai
pasingedai
hapangedai
musingedai
hamungedai
Past Conditional
Positive ningalidai tungalidai ungalidai mngalidai angalidai wangalidai ungalidai ingalidai lingalidai yangalidai kingalidai vingalidai ingalidai zingalidai ungalidai kungalidai pangalidai mungalidai
Negative nisingalidai
singalidai
tusingalidai
hatungalidai
usingalidai
hungalidai
msingalidai
hamngalidai
asingalidai
hangalidai
wasingalidai
hawangalidai
usingalidai
haungalidai
isingalidai
haingalidai
lisingalidai
halingalidai
yasingalidai
hayangalidai
kisingalidai
hakingalidai
visingalidai
havingalidai
isingalidai
haingalidai
zisingalidai
hazingalidai
usingalidai
haungalidai
kusingalidai
hakungalidai
pasingalidai
hapangalidai
musingalidai
hamungalidai
Conditional Contrary to Fact
Positive ningelidai tungelidai ungelidai mngelidai angelidai wangelidai ungelidai ingelidai lingelidai yangelidai kingelidai vingelidai ingelidai zingelidai ungelidai kungelidai pangelidai mungelidai
General Relative
Positive nidai tudai udai mdai adai wadai udai idai lidai yadai kidai vidai idai zidai udai kudai padai mudai
Negative nisiodai tusiodai usiodai msiodai asiodai wasiodai usiodai isiodai lisiodai yasiodai kisiodai visiodai isiodai zisiodai usiodai kusiodai pasiodai musiodai
Gnomic
Positive nadai twadai wadai mwadai adai wadai wadai yadai ladai yadai chadai vyadai yadai zadai wadai kwadai padai mwadai
Perfect
Positive nimedai tumedai umedai mmedai amedai wamedai umedai imedai limedai yamedai kimedai vimedai imedai zimedai umedai kumedai pamedai mumedai
"Already"
Positive nimeshadai tumeshadai umeshadai mmeshadai ameshadai wameshadai umeshadai imeshadai limeshadai yameshadai kimeshadai vimeshadai imeshadai zimeshadai umeshadai kumeshadai pameshadai mumeshadai
"Not yet"
Negative sijadai hatujadai hujadai hamjadai hajadai hawajadai haujadai haijadai halijadai hayajadai hakijadai havijadai haijadai hazijadai haujadai hakujadai hapajadai hamujadai
"If/When"
Positive nikidai tukidai ukidai mkidai akidai wakidai ukidai ikidai likidai yakidai kikidai vikidai ikidai zikidai ukidai kukidai pakidai mukidai
"If not"
Negative nisipodai tusipodai usipodai msipodai asipodai wasipodai usipodai isipodai lisipodai yasipodai kisipodai visipodai isipodai zisipodai usipodai kusipodai pasipodai musipodai
Consecutive
Positive nikadai tukadai ukadai mkadai akadai wakadai ukadai ikadai likadai yakadai kikadai vikadai ikadai zikadai ukadai kukadai pakadai mukadai
Not all possible forms are listed in the table. Transitive verbs can take object concords, relative concords can agree with all noun classes, and many other forms not commonly seen in modern Standard Swahili are absent from the table. See Appendix:Swahili verbs for more information.

Derived terms[edit]


Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English die

Verb[edit]

dai

  1. To die
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 2:17 (translation here):
      Tasol yu no ken kaikai pikinini bilong dispela diwai bilong givim gutpela save long wanem samting i gutpela na wanem samting i nogut. Sapos yu kaikai, wantu bai yu dai.”

Adjective[edit]

dai

  1. dead
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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *k-taːl.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dai

  1. (of food) tough
    Thịt gì dai quá, nhai mỏi cả mồm!
    This meat's so tough that my jaw's getting tired chewing it!
  2. persistent
    Cái thằng này dai như đỉa.
    You're persistent. I'll give you that.

Adverb[edit]

dai

  1. persistently
    Thằng khốn đó sống dai thật!
    Why hasn't that bastard died already?

Welsh[edit]

Noun[edit]

dai

  1. Soft mutation of tai.

Zhuang[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *p.taːjᴬ (to die). Cognate with Thai ตาย (dtaai), Lao ຕາຍ (tāi), ᦎᦻ (ṫaay), Shan တၢႆ (taay1), Ahom 𑜄𑜩 (tay).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /taːi˨˦/
  • Tone numbers: dai1
  • Hyphenation: dai

Verb[edit]

dai (old orthography dai, Sawndip forms 𬆗, , , , 𪱜, )

  1. to die

Derived terms[edit]