hui

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See also: Hui, huí, huì, huī, and huǐ

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Maori hui.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hui (plural hui or huis)

  1. (New Zealand) A Māori social gathering or assembly.
    • 1962, Education (volume 11, page 56)
      [] accounts of the proceedings of important huis at which Maori leaders took the initiative in discussing their educational and vocational needs []

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Catalan hui, from Latin hodiē, from hōc +‎ diē (literally on this day).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

hui

  1. (Valencia) Alternative form of avui
  2. (other dialects) Archaic form of avui.

References[edit]

  • “avui” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch hoey, from Proto-West Germanic *hwai, presumably from Proto-Germanic *hwajaz.

Cognate with Old Saxon *hwei, Middle Low German wei, German Low German Wei, Old Frisian *wei, Saterland Frisian Woaie, West Frisian waai, Old English hwǣġ, Middle English whey, English whey, Scots whey.

Two hypotheses exist regarding cognates outside of Germanic:

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hui f (uncountable)

  1. (dated, dialectal) whey [First attested in the late 15th century.]
    Synonyms: wei, melkwei
    Hui is een bijproduct van het maken van kaas.Whey is a side product of cheese production.
    • 1612, Gerbrand Adriaensz. Bredero, "Symen sonder Soeticheydt" in Kluchten, page 108.
      Wy aten een potje karmelck …, en droncken een toochje huy
      We ate a jar of buttermilk porridge…, and drank a swig of whey
    • 1811, Johannes le Francq van Berkhey, Natuurlyke historie van Holland, vol. 9, publ. P. H. Trap, page 453.
      De melk wordt … verwerkt tot boter, kaas, karnemelk en hui …,
      The milk is … processed into butter, cheese, buttermilk and whey …,

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhui̯/, [ˈhui̯]
  • Rhymes: -ui
  • Syllabification(key): hui

Etymology 1[edit]

Related to Karelian hui. Possibly onomatopoeic, but may also be borrowed. Compare Swedish huj, German hui.

Interjection[edit]

hui

  1. oh! (an exclamation when scared or startled)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *hoi, *hui, from Proto-Finno-Permic *šoje, *šuje.

Noun[edit]

hui

  1. (dialectal, obsolete) spool, bobbin
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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French hui, from Latin hodiē, from hōc (this) + diē.

Cognate with Occitan uòi, uèi, Catalan hui and avui, Galician hoxe, Spanish hoy, Portuguese hoje and Italian oggi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

hui

  1. (obsolete) today

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German[edit]

Interjection[edit]

hui

  1. an exclamation of pleasant surprise

Further reading[edit]

  • hui” in Duden online
  • hui” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

hui

  1. club, organization
  2. company, firm
  3. combination
  4. cluster
  5. (music) chorus (refrain)
  6. (mathematics) plus sign

Verb[edit]

hui

  1. (intransitive) to meet
    A hui hou, mālama pono.Until we meet again, take good care.
  2. (intransitive) to unite, join
  3. (intransitive) to combine

See also[edit]


Ido[edit]

Noun[edit]

hui

  1. plural of huo

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

hui

  1. ho!, my word! (expressing surprise)
  2. ooh!, aah! (expressing admiration)

References[edit]

  • hui”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • hui”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • hui in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • hui in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

hui

  1. Nonstandard spelling of huī.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of huí.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of huǐ.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of huì.

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.

Maori[edit]

Verb[edit]

hui

  1. to gather, congregate, assemble, meet

Noun[edit]

hui

  1. gathering, meeting, assembly, seminar, conference

Middle English[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hui

  1. Alternative form of he (they)

Northern Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈhuj/

Adverb[edit]

hui

  1. very

Further reading[edit]

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002–2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[2], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin hodiē.

Noun[edit]

hui m

  1. today

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle French: hui
    • French: d'hui (in fixed expressions), aujourd'hui (see there for further descendants)
  • Walloon: ouy

Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

hui

  1. inflection of huir:
    1. first-person singular preterite indicative
    2. second-person singular voseo imperative