di-

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek δίς (dís, twice).

Prefix[edit]

di-

  1. Meaning two, twice, or double.
    dioxide
  2. An occasionally used form of dis-.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek διά (diá, through).

Prefix[edit]

di-

  1. A form of dia- before a vowel.
    diactinic
    dielectric

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δίς (dís, twice).

Prefix[edit]

di-

  1. di-

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δίς (dís, twice).

Prefix[edit]

di-

  1. Meaning two, twice, or double.
    dioxide

Indonesian[edit]

Prefix[edit]

di-

  1. Creates passive verbs.
    Makan (to eat) -- dimakan (to be eaten)

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δίς (dís, twice).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -i

Prefix[edit]

di-

  1. di-
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Malay[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

di- (Jawi spelling or -دي)

  1. patient focus, frequently but erroneously called "passive voice", for OVA word order.
    Pintu itu dibuka olehnya.
    That door was opened by him.

Navajo[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Represents multiple homophonous thematic and aspectual prefixes of position I and VI, whose exact meaning and etymology remain mostly speculative.

Prefix[edit]

di- (position I)

  1. fire, near or into it

► Navajo verbs with disjunct prefix di-

di- (position VI)

Young and Morgan (1987) identify 14 or so thematic prefixes, among others:

  1. fire, light
  2. arms and legs
  3. extension, elongated shape
  4. noise, sound, oral, food, sensory
  5. color (see also dini-)
  6. relinquishment, relief
  7. sanctity
  8. Unclassified, often entering in the formation of other prefix compounds

Four modal-aspectuel uses are also distinguished:

  1. Forms a number of inceptive verbs, with a (Ø/si) paradigm.
  2. Forms a number of inchoative verbs, with prepounded dah and a transitional (yii/yii) paradigm.
  3. Forms the future mode of all active verbs along with the progressive yi-.
  4. Forms a number of neuter adjectivals.
    • dijool — spherical, chubby

► Navajo verbs with prefix di-

Etymology 2[edit]

Probably cognate with a prefix of similar shape occurring in other Athabascan languages a reflexive possessive pronoun.

Probably cognate with classifier -d- marking passive and reflexive verbs.

Prefix[edit]

di- (position IV)

  1. Personal prefix used in combination with the prefix of position I à-, marking the reflexive verbs. It always triggers a classifier shift (Ød, łl).
    yishchʼidI'm scratching it
    nishchʼidI'm scratching you
    ádíshchʼidI'm scratching myself
    ánááshchʼidI'm scratching myself again

Portuguese[edit]

Prefix[edit]

di-

  1. di- (two, twice or double)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δίς (dís, twice).

Prefix[edit]

di-

  1. di-

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Welsh[edit]

Prefix[edit]

di-

  1. a-, -less

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