mai

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English[edit]

Determiner[edit]

mai

  1. (anime, manga, fandom slang, Internet slang) Alternative form of my (used in the expressions mai waifu and mai husbando)

Anagrams[edit]


Ajië[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mai

  1. far

References[edit]


Aragonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mater, matrem.

Noun[edit]

mai f

  1. mother

Aromanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Māius or Greek Μάιος (Máios). Compare Romanian mai.

Noun[edit]

mai

  1. May (month)

Atong (India)[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mai

  1. rice

Bamwe[edit]

Noun[edit]

mai

  1. water

Bangi[edit]

Noun[edit]

mai

  1. water

Further reading[edit]

  • Comparative Handbook of Congo Languages (1903), page 176

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin magis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

mai

  1. never
    Antonym: sempre
    No ho sabrem mai.We'll never know.
  2. ever
    Synonym: alguna vegada
    Hi has vingut mai, a la festa major?Have you ever been to the major festival?

Derived terms[edit]

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Chuukese[edit]

Noun[edit]

mai

  1. breadfruit

Dharug[edit]

Noun[edit]

mai

  1. eye

Estonian[edit]

Estonian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia et

Etymology[edit]

From German Mai.

Noun[edit]

mai (genitive mai, partitive maid)

  1. May

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]


Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin (mensis) māius.

Noun[edit]

mai m

  1. May (month of the Gregorian calendar)

See also[edit]


Fijian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Central-Pacific *mai, from Proto-Oceanic *maʀi, *mai, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *maʀi.

Verb[edit]

mai (always together with lako, , as lako mai)

  1. (intransitive) to come (to move from further away to nearer to)

Preposition[edit]

mai

  1. in
  2. from

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French mai, from Latin (mensis) Māius.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɛ/, /me/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

mai m (plural mais)

  1. May (month)

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Guianese Creole:
  • Haitian Creole: me
  • English: may
  • Persian: مه(me)

Further reading[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin magis.

Adverb[edit]

mai

  1. never

Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

mai f (plural mais)

  1. Alternative form of nai

Guinea-Bissau Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese mãe. Cognates with Kabuverdianu mai.

Noun[edit]

mai

  1. mother

Hausa[edit]

Noun[edit]

mâi m (possessed form mâin)

  1. oil, fat, grease
  2. gasoline, petrol

Derived terms[edit]


Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *mai, from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *maʀi.

Particle[edit]

mai

  1. hither, this way, towards the speaker
    Mai mai mai!
    Come in, come in!
    E hoʻolohe mai ana lākou i ka moʻolelo.
    They were listening to the story.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Commonly used after verbs that do not need a directional in English.
  • Mai and aku may change the meaning of the verb:
    aʻo mai ("to learn") - aʻo aku ("to teach")
    kūʻai mai ("to buy") - kūʻai aku ("to sell")

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

Preposition[edit]

mai

  1. from (used in the sequence mai...mai or mai...aku)

Verb[edit]

mai

  1. don't Negative imperative followed by a verb
    Mai makaʻu.
    Don't be afraid.

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ma +‎ -i

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mai (not comparable)

  1. of today, today's
    a mai újságtoday's newspaper

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -a-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative mai maiak
accusative mait maiakat
dative mainak maiaknak
instrumental maival maiakkal
causal-final maiért maiakért
translative maivá maiakká
terminative maiig maiakig
essive-formal maiként maiakként
essive-modal
inessive maiban maiakban
superessive main maiakon
adessive mainál maiaknál
illative maiba maiakba
sublative maira maiakra
allative maihoz maiakhoz
elative maiból maiakból
delative mairól maiakról
ablative maitól maiaktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
maié maiaké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
maiéi maiakéi

Antonyms[edit]


Interlingue[edit]

Noun[edit]

mai

  1. Obsolete spelling of may

Istriot[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin magis.

Adverb[edit]

mai

  1. never (not ever)
    • 1877, Antonio Ive, Canti popolari istriani: raccolti a Rovigno, volume 5, Ermanno Loescher, page 40:
      Che mai pioûn biela duon i’iê veisto al mondo,
      That I haven’t ever seen a more beautiful woman in the world,

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin magis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

mai

  1. never
  2. ever, always
  3. Used as an intensifier.
    Una risposta quanto mai ambigua.
    An ambiguous answer indeed.
    Dove mai si sarà cacciato?
    Where on earth did he end up?

Related terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

mai

  1. Rōmaji transcription of まい
  2. Rōmaji transcription of マイ

Kabuverdianu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese mãe.

Noun[edit]

mai

  1. mother

Kaurna[edit]

Noun[edit]

mai

  1. vegetable food, bush tucker

Kedah Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *mari, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *maʀi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mai

  1. Come, present (at here), attend, be (here)
    Hang nak gebang aku eh, kata nak mai, batang hidung pun tak nampak!
    You said that you're gonna come, but I didn't see you anywhere!
    Depa mai ka dak ni; dah cemuih dah dok tang ni dok melangut ja.
    Have you seen them (present at here), cause I am bored to death here, just doing nothing.

Interjection[edit]

mai

  1. Come here! Here!
    Mai la sat, aku seghighau satgi depa tabuh aku pulak.
    Please come with me for a second, I'm afraid that they might hit me.
    "Mai la, hang dok takut pa, aku tak buat pa eh," kata Ali kepada kucingnya.
    "Come! What are you so afraid of? I'm not gonna do anything to you," says Ali to his cat.

Kikuyu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Hinde (1904) records mai as an equivalent of English dung (cow's) in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu, listing also Kamba maii and Swahili mavi as its equivalents[1].

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mai class 6

  1. shit, stool[2]

Derived terms[edit]

(Proverbs)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 20–21. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. ^ Muiru, David N. (2007). Wĩrute Gĩgĩkũyũ: Marĩtwa Ma Gĩgĩkũyũ Mataũrĩtwo Na Gĩthũngũ, pp. 11, 34.

Leonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

mai f

  1. mother

References[edit]


Malay[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mai (Jawi spelling ماي‎)

  1. (dialectal) to come (to move from further away to nearer to)

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

mai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of mái.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of mǎi.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of mài.

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]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *mai, Proto-Oceanic, Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *maʀi.

Adverb[edit]

mai

  1. hither

Mbandja[edit]

Noun[edit]

mai

  1. water

References[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin Maius, after Maia

Noun[edit]

mai (indeclinable)

  1. May (fifth month of the Gregorian calendar)

See also[edit]

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin Maius, after Maia

Noun[edit]

mai (indeclinable)

  1. May (fifth month)

References[edit]


Occitan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Occitan mai, from Latin magis.

Adverb[edit]

mai

  1. but
  2. more
    Synonym: pus
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin (mensis) Māius.

Noun[edit]

mai m (plural mais)

  1. May (month)

Pitjantjatjara[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mai

  1. food (especially non-meat food; sometimes used for food in general)
  2. plant used for food

Rapa Nui[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *mai, from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *maʀi.

Preposition[edit]

mai

  1. from, since

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin (mensis) Māius, probably through Greek Μάιος (Máios) and partially Proto-Slavic *majь. Less likely a direct derivation from Latin.

Noun[edit]

mai m (uncountable)

  1. May
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin magis.

Adverb[edit]

mai

  1. more
Usage notes[edit]

This word regards degree rather than number, for which a form of the word mult should be appended.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Latin malleus (hammer).

Noun[edit]

mai n (plural maiuri)

  1. mallet, maul, sledgehammer, rammer, club
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Borrowed from Hungarian máj.

Noun[edit]

mai n (plural maiuri)

  1. (dialectal) liver
Declension[edit]
Synonyms[edit]

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Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) matg
  • (Puter) meg

Etymology[edit]

From Latin (mensis) Māius (of May).

Proper noun[edit]

mai m

  1. (Vallader) May

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

mai (𣈕, 𪰹)

  1. early morning
  2. (colloquial) Short for ngày mai (tomorrow).
  3. the hair in front of a person's ears
Derived terms[edit]
Derived terms

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“Chinese plum”).

Noun[edit]

(classifier cây, bông, hoa) mai

  1. Ochna integerrima, a tree species (sometimes shrub) of the family Ochnaceae, sometimes called apricot in English
    • 1999, Lê Trung Vũ and Lê Hồng Lý, Lễ hội Việt Nam, Văn hoá Thông tin, page 357
      Ngày xưa kỳ thi Hội chọn lấy đỗ Tiến sĩ được tổ chức vào mùa xuân, cùng với dịp hoa mai nở.
      In times of old, the ceremony of selecting Imperial Examination laureates was organized in spring, to coincide with the blooming of the apricot trees.

Etymology 3[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

(classifier cái) mai (𨨦)

  1. (of crabs, turtles and tortoises) shell

Etymology 4[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (SV: môi).

Noun[edit]

mai

  1. (Southern Vietnam) matchmaker

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

mai

  1. (formal) (North Wales, colloquial) that (introduces a noun clause, marking it for emphasis)
    (formal)
    Mae’n dweud mai athro yw ef.
    He says that he is a teacher.
    (North Wales, colloquial)
    Mae o’n deud mai athro 'di o.
    He says that he is a teacher.
    • 2012 April 27, “Uchafbwynt Uwchgynghrair Rygbi”, in BBC Cymru Fyw[1]:
      Byddai buddugoliaeth i Bontypridd yn sicrhau mai nhw fydd yn gorffen y tymor ar frig y tabl.
      Victory for Pontypridd would ensure that they finish the season at the top of the table.

Synonyms[edit]

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Zou[edit]

Noun[edit]

mai

  1. face
  2. pumpkin

References[edit]