mái

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Boloki[edit]

Noun[edit]

mái

  1. water

Further reading[edit]


Huichol[edit]

Noun[edit]

mái

  1. maguey, century plant.

Krisa[edit]

Noun[edit]

mái

  1. tongue

Lingala[edit]

mái

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *màjíjɪ̀.

Noun[edit]

mái 6

  1. water

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • John Ellington, Handbook of Kinshasa Lingala (1992), page 74
  • James E. Redden, Lingala: basic course (1963), page 167

Mandarin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • mai (nonstandard)

Romanization[edit]

mái (mai2, Zhuyin ㄇㄞˊ)

  1. Hanyu Pinyin reading of .
  2. Hanyu Pinyin reading of .
  3. Hanyu Pinyin reading of .
  4. Hanyu Pinyin reading of .
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  6. Hanyu Pinyin reading of .

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *meːʔ.

Adjective[edit]

mái (, , 𠃅, 𡣧)

  1. (of a bird) female
    máia hen
  2. (of an animal with (fish) in its name, including cetaceans) female
    cá heo máia female dolphin

See also[edit]

Derived terms

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *ɓaːlʔ.

Noun[edit]

mái (𠃅)

  1. roof
    mái ấmloving home; shelter house (e.g. for disadvantaged children)
  2. bangs; fringe
    mái ngốblunt bangs
Usage notes[edit]

Classifier[edit]

mái

  1. indicates all of someone's headhair
    mái tóc bóng mượtshiny and silky hair