maite

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See also: Maite, maité, maíte, Maïté, and máite

Basque[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably a Celtic loan, compare Irish maith, Welsh and Breton mad, from Proto-Celtic *matis.[1]

Adjective[edit]

maite (comparative maiteago, superlative maiteen, excessive maiteegi)

  1. dear, beloved

Declension[edit]

Declension of maite (adjective, ending in vowel)
indefinite singular plural
absolutive maite maitea maiteak
ergative maitek maiteak maiteek
dative maiteri maiteari maiteei
genitive maiteren maitearen maiteen
comitative maiterekin maitearekin maiteekin
causative maiterengatik maitearengatik maiteengatik
benefactive maiterentzat maitearentzat maiteentzat
instrumental maitez maiteaz maiteez
inessive anim. maiterengan maitearengan maiteengan
inanim. maitetan maitean maiteetan
locative anim.
inanim. maitetako maiteko maiteetako
allative anim. maiterengana maitearengana maiteengana
inanim. maitetara maitera maiteetara
terminative anim. maiterenganaino maitearenganaino maiteenganaino
inanim. maitetaraino maiteraino maiteetaraino
directive anim. maiterenganantz maitearenganantz maiteenganantz
inanim. maitetarantz maiterantz maiteetarantz
destinative anim. maiterenganako maitearenganako maiteenganako
inanim. maitetarako maiterako maiteetarako
ablative anim. maiterengandik maitearengandik maiteengandik
inanim. maitetatik maitetik maiteetatik
partitive maiterik
prolative maitetzat

Noun[edit]

maite anim

  1. (animate) love, dear
  2. love

Usage notes[edit]

In the second sense, it is only found as the first component of compound words.

Declension[edit]

Declension of maite (animate, ending in vowel)
indefinite singular plural
absolutive maite maitea maiteak
ergative maitek maiteak maiteek
dative maiteri maiteari maiteei
genitive maiteren maitearen maiteen
comitative maiterekin maitearekin maiteekin
causative maiterengatik maitearengatik maiteengatik
benefactive maiterentzat maitearentzat maiteentzat
instrumental maitez maiteaz maiteez
inessive maiterengan maitearengan maiteengan
locative
allative maiterengana maitearengana maiteengana
terminative maiterenganaino maitearenganaino maiteenganaino
directive maiterenganantz maitearenganantz maiteenganantz
destinative maiterenganako maitearenganako maiteenganako
ablative maiterengandik maitearengandik maiteengandik
partitive maiterik
prolative maitetzat

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ maite” in Etymological Dictionary of Basque by R. L. Trask, sussex.ac.uk

Further reading[edit]

  • maite” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus
  • maite in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑi̯teˣ/, [ˈmɑi̯t̪e̞(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -ɑite
  • Syllabification(key): mai‧te

Noun[edit]

maite

  1. any plant of the genus Lotus
  2. (in the plural) the genus Lotus

Declension[edit]

Inflection of maite (Kotus type 48*C/hame, tt-t gradation)
nominative maite maitteet
genitive maitteen maitteiden
maitteitten
partitive maitetta maitteita
illative maitteeseen maitteisiin
maitteihin
singular plural
nominative maite maitteet
accusative nom. maite maitteet
gen. maitteen
genitive maitteen maitteiden
maitteitten
partitive maitetta maitteita
inessive maitteessa maitteissa
elative maitteesta maitteista
illative maitteeseen maitteisiin
maitteihin
adessive maitteella maitteilla
ablative maitteelta maitteilta
allative maitteelle maitteille
essive maitteena maitteina
translative maitteeksi maitteiksi
instructive maittein
abessive maitteetta maitteitta
comitative maitteineen
Possessive forms of maite (type hame)
possessor singular plural
1st person maitteeni maitteemme
2nd person maitteesi maitteenne
3rd person maitteensa

Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

maite

  1. past participle of maith

Noun[edit]

maite m

  1. genitive singular of maitheamh

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
maite mhaite not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Khumi Chin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

maite

  1. (transitive) to wipe

References[edit]

  • K. E. Herr (2011) The phonological interpretation of minor syllables, applied to Lemi Chin[1], Payap University, page 77

Louisiana Creole French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French maître (master).

Noun[edit]

maite

  1. master

References[edit]

  • Alcée Fortier, Louisiana Folktales