fi

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

fi

  1. (music) The solfeggio syllable used to indicate the sharp of the fourth note of a major scale.

Etymology 2[edit]

Spelled backwards.

Conjunction[edit]

fi

  1. (computer science) The end of an "if" program instruction, usually as shorthand.
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Abbreviation

Noun[edit]

fi ‎(plural fis)

  1. Abbreviation of fidelity. (ie. as in hi-fi or wi-fi)
  2. Abbreviation of fiction. (ie. as in sci-fi)

Anagrams[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin fīnis.

Noun[edit]

fi f ‎(plural fins)

  1. finish; the end
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin fīnītus, either via Old French fin or an Old Provençal variant.

Adjective[edit]

fi m ‎(feminine fina, masculine plural fins, feminine plural fines)

  1. fine, thin
  2. soft, smooth
  3. sharp, keen

Etymology 3[edit]

Ancient Greek, via Latin phi

Noun[edit]

fi f ‎(plural fis)

  1. Phi; the Greek letter Φ (lowercase φ).

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French fi.

Interjection[edit]

fi

  1. For shame!
    "Jes, mi frapis mian frateton kaj mi ne bedaŭras ĝin!" "Ho, fi!"
    "Yes, I hit my little brother and I'm not sorry about it!" "Oh, for shame!.
    Fi al vi!
    Shame on you!

Fas[edit]

Noun[edit]

fi

  1. water

References[edit]

  • ASJP, citing W. Baron, Kwomtari Survey (1983, SIL)

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Imitative.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

fi

  1. (archaic) faugh, fie

Derived terms[edit]

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fīlius.

Noun[edit]

fi m ‎(plural fis)

  1. son

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Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French fille ‎(girl, daughter).

Noun[edit]

fi

  1. girl
  2. daughter

Jamaican Creole[edit]

Preposition[edit]

fi

  1. To.
    • 1997, Mr. Vegas, Heads High (song):
      Mi wan fi hear yuh scream.
      "I want to hear you scream."
    • 2002, Sean Paul, Get Busy (song):
      Me want fi see you get live ‘pon the riddim
    • 2006, Otelemate G. Harry, 'Jamaican Creole', in The Journal of the International Phonetic Association, volume 33, no. 1:
      im rap op ina wan jakit fi kiip aut di kuol.
      "He wrapped up in a warm jacket to keep out the cold."

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

fi

  1. rōmaji reading of ふぃ
  2. rōmaji reading of フィ

Latin[edit]

Interjection[edit]

!

  1. pah!, pooh!, foh!, bah!, an expression of disgust
    Fi, fi fetet!
    Pah, it stinks!

Descendants[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. second-person singular present passive imperative of faciō

References[edit]

  • fi in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fi in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers

Lojban[edit]

Cmavo[edit]

fi

  1. indicates that the following word or phrase is the x3 sumti

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Portuguese[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • phi (obsolete)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fi m (plural fi)

  1. phi (name of the Greek letter Φ)

Romanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • фи (Moldavian Cyrillic spelling)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sum, fuī, with the infinitive and subjunctive forms replaced by fierī, present active infinitive of fiō. Latin sum derives from Proto-Italic *ezom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésti ‎(I am, I exist), while fiō derives from Proto-Italic *fuiō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰuH- ‎(to grow, become, come into being, appear).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

a fi ‎(third-person singular present este or e, past participle fost4th conj.

  1. to be

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • One can also use e as an informal variant of the third-person singular present tense, este.
  • The second entries in the simple perfect row represent the informal variants.

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Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin focus ‎(hearth, fireplace).

Noun[edit]

fi m

  1. (Surmiran) fire

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

fi f ‎(plural fíes)

  1. phi; the Greek letter Φ, φ

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *mī.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

fi

  1. me