gai

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See also: Gai, gái, gài, gãi, gāi, gǎi, and ga'i

Basque[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

gai

  1. material
  2. matter, stuff
  3. topic, subject

Adjective[edit]

gai

  1. Having sufficient power, strength, force, skill, means, or resources of any kind to accomplish the object; possessed of qualifications rendering competent for some end; competent; qualified; capable.
    zerbait egiteko gai izan - to be able to do something.
    ez naiz egiteko gai izan - I'm not been able to do it.

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English gay.

Adjective[edit]

gai (masculine and feminine plural gais)

  1. gay, homosexual

Noun[edit]

gai m (plural gais)

  1. gay man

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French gai. This from Old Provençal gai, from Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐌷𐌴𐌹𐍃 (gaheis, impetuous)[1]; or from Frankish *gāhi (fast, sudden, impetuous), Frankish *wāhi (pretty)[2]; or (per Liberman, Chance, Meier) from Latin vagus (wandering, inconstant, flighty), with *[w] → [g] as in French gaine[3]. Cognate with English gay and Italian gaio.

Adjective[edit]

gai (feminine singular gaie, masculine plural gais, feminine plural gaies)

  1. cheerful; merry

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Picoche, Jacqueline; Jean-Claude Rolland (2009), “gai”, in Dictionnaire étymologique du français (in French), Paris: Dictionnaires Le Robert
  2. ^ Dauzat, Albert; Jean Dubois, Henri Mitterand (1964) Nouveau dictionnaire étymologique (in French), Paris: Librairie Larousse
  3. ^ http://blog.oup.com/2012/02/word-origin-roots-gay/

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gai

  1. masculine plural of gaio

Anagrams[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

gai

  1. Rōmaji transcription of がい

Lojban[edit]

Cmavo[edit]

gai

  1. (cardinal, hexadecimal digit and number) twelve
  2. (on a clock face; alternatively pare) twelve

Rafsi[edit]

gai

  1. rafsi of gacri.

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

gai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of gāi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of gǎi.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of gài.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old Provençal, see below.

Adjective[edit]

gai m (oblique and nominative feminine singular gaie)

  1. happy; cheerful; gay

Descendants[edit]


Old Provençal[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gai m, f (plural gais)

  1. happy; joyous
    • circa 1145, Bernard de Ventadour, Lo gens tems de pascor:
      Per que tuih amador
      Son gai e chantador
      For all the lovers
      are joyous and full of song

Rohingya[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Bengali.

Noun[edit]

gai

  1. cow

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *-keː (hemp-nettle)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gai

  1. hemp-nettle
  2. thorn
  3. prickle

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

gai

  1. to offend, to shock

Zhuang[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /kaːi˨˦/
  • Tone numbers: gai1
  • Hyphenation: gai

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Xenic, from Middle Chinese  (MC kˠɛ, kˠɛi). Compare Cantonese (gaai1).

Noun[edit]

gai (old orthography gai, Sawndip forms )

  1. street

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Tai *p.qaːj (to sell). Cognate with Thai ขาย (kǎai), Northern Thai ᨡᩣ᩠ᨿ, Lao ຂາຍ (khāi), ᦃᦻ (ẋaay), Shan ၶၢႆ (khaai1), Ahom 𑜁𑜩 (khay).

Verb[edit]

gai (old orthography gai, Sawndip forms , , )

  1. to sell