moni

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See also: Moni, Móni, mõni, mónǐ, and moni-

Chichewa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown; possibilities include English morning (short for good morning), or a worn-down form of kuona (to see) or moyoni (life to you).

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

móni

  1. hello!

Chuukese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English money.

Noun[edit]

moni

  1. money

Cicipu[edit]

Noun[edit]

moni

  1. water

References[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *moni, from Proto-Finno-Permic *mone, *mune. Cognate to Estonian mõni (some), Ingrian moni (many, some), Ingrian monikas (some one, few), Karelian moni, Karelian monies (few, some one), Votic mõni, Votic mõnikaz (few), Estonian mõnd (many), Livonian muunda (many), Northern Sami moanak, Udmurt мында (mynda, as much as), Udmurt со мында (so mynda, so much). Possibly related to or borrowed from Proto-Indo-European *monegʰ-, *menegʰ-, *monogʰos.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmoni/, [ˈmo̞ni]
  • Rhymes: -oni
  • Syllabification: mo‧ni

Determiner[edit]

moni

  1. many
    Moni opiskelija joutuu elämään toimeentulon rajoilla.
    Many students are forced to live at the subsistence level.
  2. (aika ~ or melko ~) few, quite a few
    Join aika monta olutta.
    I had quite a few beers.

Pronoun[edit]

moni

  1. (indefinite, without a noun, refers often to people) many people, many
    Moni voisi ajatella samoin.
    Many people could think the same.
  2. (in compounds) poly-, multi-, many-
  3. (aika ~ or melko ~) few, quite a few
    Melko moni tahtoo olutta.
    Quite a few people want beer.

Usage notes[edit]

When used as the grammatical subject in a sentence the use of moni differs according to the linguistic style.

In formal Finnish, moni is the plural marker and the following noun (if any) and verb are in the singular.

In informal Finnish the plural form "monet" is used and the modified noun and the following verb are plural.

  • moni lapsi syö puuroa aamiaiseksi (formal language style)
    • many children eat porridge for breakfast
      • = many a child eats porridge for breakfast
  • monet lapset syövät puuroa aamiaiseksi (informal language style)
    • many children eat porridge for breakfast

When used as the grammatical object in a sentence, both moni and the noun it qualifies follow the case dictated by the verb.

  • pystyn vaikuttamaan moniin ihmisiin.. (illative case dictated by vaikuttaa)
    • I'm able to influence many people..
  • rakastan montaa ihmistä (partitive case dictated by rakastaa; double partitive (montaa) necessary as "monta" has been reanalyzed as nominative)
    • I love many people

Declension[edit]

  • Note the colloquial essive singular form monna and the double partitive montaa.

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Ingrian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

moni

  1. some

Kikuyu[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 3 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩhaato, mbembe, kiugo, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

Noun[edit]

moni 9 or 10 (plural moni)

  1. ear lobe

Holonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yukawa, Yasutoshi (1981). "A Tentative Tonal Analysis of Kikuyu Nouns: A Study of Limuru Dialect." In Journal of Asian and African Studies, No. 22, 75–123.
  • “moni” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 263. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Maori[edit]

Noun[edit]

moni

  1. money, cash

Nigerian Pidgin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English money.

Noun[edit]

moni

  1. money

Northern Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈmoniː/

Noun[edit]

moni

  1. accusative/genitive singular of monni

Samoan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

moni

  1. real
  2. related by blood; biological

Sranan Tongo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English money.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

moni

  1. money

Tahitian[edit]

Noun[edit]

moni

  1. money

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English money.

Noun[edit]

moni

  1. money
  2. currency
  3. dollar

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

moni

  1. accusative singular of mon