haai

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Afrikaans[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch haai.

Noun[edit]

haai (plural haaie)

  1. shark

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare English hi.

Interjection[edit]

haai

  1. hi, hello

Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch haeye, from Old Norse há- (shark), with the /j/ appearing influenced by the declined forms /hajə(n)/. Probably from Proto-Germanic *hanh-u-.[1] Cognate with Swedish haj, and German Hai.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɦaːi̯/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːi̯

Noun[edit]

haai m (plural haaien, diminutive haaitje n)

Caribische rifhaai
Caribbean Reef Shark
  1. shark
  2. greedy person

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ haai; in: M. Philippa e.a., "Etymologisch Woordenboek van het Nederlands"

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

haai c (plural haaien, diminutive haaike)

  1. shark

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • haai (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011