ej

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See also: EJ, éj, -ej, and -ej-

Albanian[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ej

  1. a call for attention. hey!, oi!
    Synonyms: hej, o
    ej ti, ku shkon?hey you, where are you going?
  2. (archaic) yes
    Synonym: po
    • 1592, Luca Matranga, chapter 2, in E Mbësuame e Krështerë [The Albanian Christian Doctrine], page 8, lines 10–11:
      éei pǽr chíjr tǽ chríxtit Zótit tínæ
      éj për hír të kríshtit Zótit tínë
      Yes, for the grace of Christ our Lord.

References[edit]

  • ej”, in FGJSH: Fjalor i gjuhës shqipe [Dictionary of the Albanian language] (in Albanian), 2006
  • “ej”, in FGJSSH: Fjalor i gjuhës së sotme shqipe [Dictionary of the modern Albanian language]‎[1] (in Albanian), 1980

Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See eje (to own).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ej

  1. imperative of eje

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse eigi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ej

  1. (literary or poetic) not
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aj/, [ɑjˀ], [ɑj]

Interjection[edit]

ej

  1. (colloquial) used to express surprise, irritation, reproach, annoyance and other emotions
    Ej, hvor er den nuttet!
    Aw, how cute it is!
    Ej, det mener du ikke!
    Urgh, you cannot be serious!

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ej

  1. (Acadian, Quebec, Louisiana, colloquial) I

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɛj]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛj

Interjection[edit]

ej

  1. indicates anger, like when telling someone off
  2. indicates surprise

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • ej in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • ej in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (‘A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031 (work in progress; published A–ez as of 2024)

Latvian[edit]

Verb[edit]

ej

  1. inflection of iet:
    1. second-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ej m inan

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter e.

See also[edit]

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ej

  1. expresses annoyance or displeasure
  2. (informal) used to call someone's attention; hey

Further reading[edit]

  • ej in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • ej in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hej through elision of the voiceless glottal fricative (h-dropping).

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ej

  1. Expresses annoyance or displeasure
  2. (informal) Used to call someone's attention; hey

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse eigi. Cognate with Icelandic ei. Seemingly unrelated to Finnish ei.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ej (not comparable)

  1. (often formal or poetic) not
    Tro det eller ej.Believe it or not.
    (Jag) Vet ej.(I) Don't know.
    Gäller ej.Does not apply.

Usage notes[edit]

May also be used over longer synonym inte in informal chatting online because of its shortness.

Synonyms[edit]

Ye'kwana[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ej

  1. whoops

References[edit]

  • Cáceres, Natalia (2011), “eh”, in Grammaire Fonctionnelle-Typologique du Ye’kwana, Lyon

Zhuang[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ej (Sawndip forms ⿰韋倚 or ⿱丄一, 1957–1982 spelling )

  1. to have sex; to copulate