nai

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See also: n'ai, nái, nǎi, nài, näi, ναι, ναί, наи-, and най

Ajië[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

nai

  1. to plant

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Aromanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

nai f (plural nãi)

  1. region, province, county

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin nāvis. Compare archaic Romanian naie.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

nai f (plural nãi)

  1. vessel, boat (especially with sails)
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Etymology 3[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nai

  1. the most

Dalmatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nix, nivem. Compare Romanian nea, Italian neve, Romansch naiv, Catalan neu.

Noun[edit]

nai f

  1. snow

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɑi̯/
  • Rhymes: -ɑi
  • Hyphenation: nai

Verb[edit]

nai

  1. Third-person singular indicative present form of naida.
  2. Third-person singular indicative past form of naida.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɑi̯ˣ/
  • Hyphenation: nai

Verb[edit]

nai

  1. Indicative present connegative form of naida.
  2. Second-person singular imperative present form of naida.
  3. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of naida.

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Galician[edit]

nai e fillo ("mother and son")

Etymology[edit]

From mai (mother), influenced by the archaic nana (mother),[1] from Latin mater. Cognate of Portuguese mãe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nai f (plural nais)

  1. mother
    • 2016, Xurxo Sierra Veloso, Os fíos, Editorial Galaxia (→ISBN)
      Apuntamentos para axenda mental de hoxe: rifa coa miña nai. A ver por que lle ten que ir contando ela a ninguén que precisei psiquiatra despois da miña separación?
      Appointment in today's TODO mental schedule: arguing with my mother. Why she has to go around telling anyone that I needed a psychiatrist after my separation?

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • nai” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • nai” in Santamarina, Antón (dir.), Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja: Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega (v 4.0). Santiago: ILG.
  • nai” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.
  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. padre.

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

nai

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ない

Livonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *nainen.

Noun[edit]

nai

  1. wife

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

nai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of nái.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of nǎi.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of nài.

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.

Ngazidja Comorian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nai

  1. badly

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown etymology.

Noun[edit]

nai n (plural naiuri)

  1. a type of pan flute

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *k-ɗeː; cognate with Muong đai and Arem /kadeː/.

Noun[edit]

(classifier con) nai (𬸼)

  1. a sambar deer

Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown. Perhaps from the "confused" look that deer in general exhibit. Perhaps popularized by the lines that describe "a confused deer walking on autumn leaves" from the poem Tiếng thu (Sounds of Autumn) by Lưu Trọng Lư, and subsequently the pop song Mắt nai cha cha cha (Cha-Cha-Cha Deer Eyes) which describes the innocence of young girls.

Adjective[edit]

nai

  1. (slang) innocent; naive
    giả nai
    to act innocent; to act dumb; to feign ignorance

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

nai ()

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh nei, from Proto-Brythonic *nei, from Proto-Celtic *neɸūss, from Proto-Indo-European *népōts.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nai m (plural neiaint)

  1. nephew