gai

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

Basque[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of unknown origin. Probably from the suffix -gai, and not the other way round.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gai inan

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

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ gai in Etymological Dictionary of Basque by R. L. Trask, sussex.ac.uk

Further reading[edit]

  • gai in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus
  • gai in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Occitan gai.

Adjective[edit]

gai (feminine gaia, masculine plural gais, feminine plural gaies)

  1. gay, merry
    Synonyms: alegre, festiu
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English gay.

Adjective[edit]

gai (masculine and feminine plural gais)

  1. gay, homosexual

Noun[edit]

gai m (plural gais)

  1. gay man

Further reading[edit]


Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortening.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ga‧i

Verb[edit]

gai

  1. Short for tagai.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French gai, from Old Occitan 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]. Doublet of vague in that case. Cognate with English gay and Italian gaio.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. cheerful; merry
  2. gay; homosexual

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/

Further reading[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

gai m (genitive singular gai, nominative plural gaethe)

  1. Obsolete spelling of gae (spear, dart; ray)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gai ghai ngai
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gai

  1. masculine plural of gaio

Anagrams[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

gai

  1. Rōmaji transcription of がい

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 Occitan, see below.

Adjective[edit]

gai m (oblique and nominative feminine singular gaie)

  1. happy; cheerful; gay

Descendants[edit]

  • English: gay
  • Middle French: gay
  • Middle Dutch: gay

Old Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

gai m or 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

Descendants[edit]


Papiamentu[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese galo and Spanish gallo.

Noun[edit]

gai

  1. rooster



Rohingya[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Bengali.

Noun[edit]

gai

  1. cow

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *t-keː (hemp-nettle); cognate with Arem takeː ("horn").

Noun[edit]

(classifier cái) gai (, 𦃮)

  1. hemp-nettle
  2. thorn
  3. prickle
  4. (Central Vietnam) pineapple

Derived terms[edit]

Derived terms

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *-keː (ramie).

Noun[edit]

(classifier cây) gai

  1. ramie

Zhuang[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Chinese (MC kˠɛ, kˠɛi, “street”). Cognate with Bouyei gaail. Compare Cantonese (gaai1).

Noun[edit]

gai (Sawndip form , old orthography gai)

  1. street

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Tai *p.qaːjᴬ (to sell). Cognate with Thai ขาย (kǎai), Northern Thai ᨡᩣ᩠ᨿ, Lao ຂາຍ (khāi), ᦃᦻ (ẋaay), Tai Dam ꪄꪱꪥ, Shan ၶၢႆ (khǎay), Ahom 𑜁𑜩 (khay), Bouyei gaail. Compare Proto-Kam-Sui *kwe¹ (to sell) (whence Sui beel).

Verb[edit]

gai (Sawndip forms 𰷔 or ⿰改賣 or ⿰賣亥 or or or or 𬻦 or ⿱夫⿰丿丨 or ⿰出卖 or ⿰卖该 or ⿲丶开丶, old orthography gai)

  1. to sell
    Synonym: siu
    Antonym: cawx
Derived terms[edit]