i-

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Prefix[edit]

i-

  1. (obsolete) Used to form past participles of verbs. Alternative spelling of y-

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin ī-, assimilated form of in- used before g-.

Prefix[edit]

i-

  1. A form of the prefix in-, used before gn, as in ignoble, ignominy, and ignore.

Etymology 3[edit]

Prefix[edit]

i-

  1. (Jamaica) Used to transform English words into words used by Rastafarians with a special meaning.

See also[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Popularized in the name of the iMac line of computers (1998).

Prefix[edit]

i-

  1. Alluding to the Internet.
  2. Alluding to digital devices and computer programs, especially those that are cutting-edge or fashionable, and those from Apple.
    • 1999, Melissa August, “Ad Infinitum”, in Time, v 154, November 1, p 39:
      I-WHAT?! Seems everyone's ripping off the iMac idea. Take this parody ad for the fruity-colored “iBrator” at sleeplessknights.com.
    • 2011, Scotty Smith, Everyday Prayers: 365 Days to a Gospel-Centered Faith, Baker Books, ISBN 9780801014048, 178:
      In our “iWorld” of new gadgets and cool widgets, help us to ponder the reality that over half of the population on the earth exists on three of our American dollars, or less, a day.
Coordinate terms[edit]
  • (internet): e-
  • (alluding to Apple products): Mc- (alluding to McDonald's)

Curripaco[edit]

Prefix[edit]

i-

  1. second person plural agent marker

Reference[edit]

  • Swintha Danielsen, Tania Granadillo, Agreement in two Arawak languages, in The Typology of Semantic Alignment (edited by Mark Donohue, Søren Wichmann) (2008, ISBN 0199238383, page 398

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The i vowel common to other correlatives, such as ki- and ti-, without the defining consonant.

Prefix[edit]

i-

  1. Any-, some-. (Indeterminate correlative prefix.)

Derived terms[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Assimilated form of in-, before g-.

Prefix[edit]

ī-

  1. Alternative form of in-

Malagasy[edit]

Prefix[edit]

i-

  1. prefix element of i- -ana

See also[edit]


Phuthi[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *í-, from Proto-Bantu *gí-.

Prefix[edit]

i- (medial yi-)

  1. they; class 4 subject concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *ín-, from Proto-Bantu *jɪ̀-ǹ-.

Prefix[edit]

i-

  1. Class 9 noun prefix.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *í-, from Proto-Bantu *jɪ́-.

Prefix[edit]

i- (medial yi-)

  1. he, she, it; class 9 subject concord.

Swazi[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *í-, from Proto-Bantu *gí-.

Prefix[edit]

i- (medial yi-)

  1. they; class 4 subject concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *í-, from Proto-Bantu *jɪ́-.

Prefix[edit]

i- (medial yi-)

  1. he, she, it; class 9 subject concord.

Taos[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

i-

  1. (transitive) First person plural subject + third person singular object.
  2. (transitive) Second person singular subject + third person inverse number object.
  3. (transitive) Third person singular subject + third person inverse number object.
  4. (transitive) Third person plural subject + third person singular object.
  5. (formative) Third person plural subject.

Tocharian B[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁ey-.

Verb[edit]

i-

  1. to go

Xhosa[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *í-, from Proto-Bantu *gí-.

Prefix[edit]

i- (medial yi-)

  1. they; class 4 subject concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

Prefix[edit]

i-

  1. Class 5 noun prefix; form of ili- used before stems of more than one syllable.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *í-, from Proto-Bantu *jɪ́-.

Prefix[edit]

i- (medial yi-)

  1. he, she, it; class 9 subject concord.

Zulu[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *í-, from Proto-Bantu *gí-.

Prefix[edit]

i- (medial yi-)

  1. they; class 4 subject concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

Contracted from earlier ili-, from Proto-Nguni *íli-, from Proto-Bantu *dɪ́-, plus augment. Originally the pronominal and verbal concord, it displaced the older Bantu noun prefix *ì-. The tone was lowered by analogy with other noun prefixes.

Prefix[edit]

i-

  1. Class 5 noun prefix.

Etymology 3[edit]

Prefix[edit]

i-

  1. Class 9 noun prefix; form of in- used before stems beginning with l, m or n.

Etymology 4[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *í-, from Proto-Bantu *jɪ́-.

Prefix[edit]

i- (medial yi-)

  1. he, she, it; class 9 subject concord.

References[edit]