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]

Abbreviation

Noun[edit]

fi (uncountable)

  1. (in combination) Abbreviation of fidelity. (e.g. in hi-fi or wi-fi)
  2. (in combination) Abbreviation of fiction. (e.g. in sci-fi)

Etymology 3[edit]

The word if spelled backwards, introduced in the ALGOL 68 Report (1968) as a terminator for an if clause.

Conjunction[edit]

fi

  1. (computer science) Reserved word, in some programming languagess, signaling the end of an "if" program instruction.
    In ALGOL 68 the if clause must be terminated by fi (which is if spelt backwards).
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Anagrams[edit]


Bourguignon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin filius.

Noun[edit]

fi m (plural fis)

  1. son

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Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Occitan fin, from Latin fīnis.

Noun[edit]

fi f (plural fins)

  1. finish; the end
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the same source as the above (with similar occurrences in most Romance languages), or less likely, possibly originally from fidus, which also gave Old Occitan fi, phonetically[1].

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. fine, thin
  2. soft, smooth
  3. sharp, keen
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowed from Latin phi, from Ancient Greek φεῖ (pheî).

Noun[edit]

fi f (plural fis)

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

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French fi.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

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]

Further reading[edit]


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

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See under fiú.

Noun[edit]

fi (plural fiak)

  1. (archaic, today only in compounds) son, child, offspring (of a human or an animal)
    Synonym: fiú
  2. (archaic, today only in compounds) a smaller part of a building or a piece of furniture, cf. fiók, ’drawer’
Declension[edit]

The accusative and the plural form can also be fiat and fiak, respectively, although fit, fik (the shorter versions) are more usual here.[1]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative fi fik
accusative fit fikat
dative finak fiknak
instrumental fival fikkal
causal-final fiért fikért
translative fivá fikká
terminative fiig fikig
essive-formal fiként fikként
essive-modal
inessive fiban fikban
superessive fin fikon
adessive finál fiknál
illative fiba fikba
sublative fira fikra
allative fihoz fikhoz
elative fiból fikból
delative firól fikról
ablative fitól fiktól
Inflection (stem in -a-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative fi fiak
accusative fiat fiakat
dative finak fiaknak
instrumental fival fiakkal
causal-final fiért fiakért
translative fivá fiakká
terminative fiig fiakig
essive-formal fiként fiakként
essive-modal
inessive fiban fiakban
superessive fin fiakon
adessive finál fiaknál
illative fiba fiakba
sublative fira fiakra
allative fihoz fiakhoz
elative fiból fiakból
delative firól fiakról
ablative fitól fiaktól

The possessive-suffixed forms can also be fim etc., although the fiam etc. forms (the longer versions) are more usual here.[1]

Possessive forms of fi
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. fiam fiaim
2nd person sing. fiad fiaid
3rd person sing. fia fiai
1st person plural fiunk fiaink
2nd person plural fiatok fiaitok
3rd person plural fiuk fiaik
Possessive forms of fi
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. fim fiaim
2nd person sing. fid fiaid
3rd person sing. fija fiai
1st person plural fink fiaink
2nd person plural fitok fiaitok
3rd person plural fijuk fiaik
Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • fi in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.

References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Interjection[edit]

fi

  1. (rare, literary) yuck, ugh, boo (expression of disgust or contempt, sometimes like a symbolic spitting)
    Synonyms: fuj, pfuj

Further reading[edit]

  • fi in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Latin phi, from Ancient Greek φεῖ (pheî).

Noun[edit]

fi (plural fik) (the plural form is rare)

  1. Phi; the Greek letter Φ (lowercase φ).
Declension[edit]

(suffixed forms are rare)

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative fi fik
accusative fit fiket
dative finek fiknek
instrumental fivel fikkel
causal-final fiért fikért
translative fivé fikké
terminative fiig fikig
essive-formal fiként fikként
essive-modal
inessive fiben fikben
superessive fin fiken
adessive finél fiknél
illative fibe fikbe
sublative fire fikre
allative fihez fikhez
elative fiből fikből
delative firől fikről
ablative fitől fiktől

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 transcription of ふぃ
  2. Rōmaji transcription of フィ

Latin[edit]

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

Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
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Alternative forms[edit]

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]

Suppletive verb formed from Latin sum, fuī, with the infinitive and subjunctive forms replaced by fierī, present active infinitive of fīō. Latin sum derives from Proto-Italic *ezom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésti (I am, I exist), while fīō and fuī both derive 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

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]

Pronunciation[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