devi

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See also: Devi, devī, and ɖevi

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French devoir, ultimately from Latin dēbeō (to owe, to be bound to do something). Compare Spanish deber, Italian dovere, Portuguese dever, as well as English due and endeavor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈdevi]
  • Audio:
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  • Rhymes: -evi
  • Hyphenation: de‧vi

Verb[edit]

devi (present devas, past devis, future devos, conditional devus, volitive devu)

  1. ought; should; must
    • 1905, L. L. Zamenhof, Fundamento de Esperanto, Antaŭparolo.
      La fundamento de nia lingvo devas resti por ĉiam netuŝebla.
      The foundation of our language must stay forever untouchable.
    • 1915, L. L. Zamenhof (translator), Malnova Testamento, Levidoj 27:33.
      Oni ne devas esplori, ĉu ĝi estas bona aŭ malbona, kaj oni ĝin devas ne anstataŭigi.
      One should not examine whether it is good or bad, and one should not make a substitute for it.

Usage notes[edit]

Ordinarily means must, in the stronger form. To say should or ought, in the weaker form, the conditional devus is used, even in non-conditional clauses. When one actually uses devi in the conditional mood, it is often shown with kvazaŭ or se to avoid confusion.

Conjugation[edit]

Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

devi

  1. (reintegrationist norm) first-person singular preterite indicative of dever

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • dei (archaic, poetic or popular Tuscan)
  • debbi (archaic)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

devi

  1. second-person singular present indicative of dovere

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

devi m pl

  1. masculine plural of devio

References[edit]

  1. ^ devo in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)
  2. ^ dovere in Bruno Migliorini et al., Dizionario d'ortografia e di pronunzia, Rai Eri, 2007
  3. ^ devio in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Anagrams[edit]

Latvian[edit]

Verb[edit]

devi

  1. second-person singular past indicative of dot

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

devi

  1. vocative singular of devī (goddess)

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

devi

  1. first-person singular preterite indicative of dever

Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

devi

  1. accusative singular of dev