foi

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Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

foi

  1. third-person singular preterite indicative of ser

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Early Old French fei, later foi, from Latin fides.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

foi f ‎(plural fois)

  1. faith
  2. (heraldry) A depiction of a handshake.

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Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inflected form of ir ‎(to go).

Verb[edit]

foi

  1. third-person singular preterite indicative of ir

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of ser ‎(to be).

Verb[edit]

foi

  1. third-person singular preterite indicative of ser

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

foi

  1. rafsi of foldi.

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin fidem, accusative singular of fidēs. Compare the 11th century spelling feid where the link to fidem is clearer.

Noun[edit]

foi f ‎(oblique plural fois, nominative singular foi, nominative plural fois)

  1. faith
  2. allegiance; faithfulness
    • circa 1150, Thomas d'Angleterre, Le Roman de Tristan, page 156 (of the Champion Classiques edition, ISBN 2-7453-0520-4), line 1837:
      sa fei lealment li afie'he loyally pledges his allegiance to him

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Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • foy (obsolete)
  • foe (obsolete)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

foi

  1. preterite indicative third-person (nós) of ir
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) preterite indicative of ser
    • 1999, J. K. Rowling, Lya Wyler, Harry Potter e o Prisioneiro de Azkaban, Rocco, page 57:
      O jantar aquela noite foi muito agradável.
      The dinner that night was very pleasant.

Interjection[edit]

foi

  1. indicates that an action has been undertaken; done
    — Pode enviar a mensagem? — Foi.
    “Can you send the message?”, “Done.”

Romanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

foi

  1. plural of foaie

Etymology 2[edit]

Either from foaie or from a Vulgar Latin root *follīre, from Late Latin follēre, present active infinitive of folleō, from Latin follis.

Verb[edit]

a foi ‎(third-person singular present foiește, past participle foit4th conj.

  1. to fuss, bustle, move about
  2. (of a place) to be full of people who are busy, teem with
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