nai

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Translingual

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Symbol

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nai

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2 & ISO 639-5 language code for North American Indian languages.

English

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Etymology 1

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From Hindi नाई (nāī).

Noun

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nai (plural nais)

  1. (India) barber.

Etymology 2

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From Romanian nai.

Noun

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nai (plural nais)

  1. (music) A Romanian diatonic pan flute used since the 17th century.
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Anagrams

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Ajië

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Pronunciation

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Verb

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nai

  1. to plant

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Aromanian

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Etymology 1

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Alternative forms

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Noun

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nai f (plural nãi)

  1. region, province, county

Etymology 2

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From Latin nāvis. Compare archaic Romanian naie.

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Noun

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nai f (plural nãi)

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

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Adverb

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nai

  1. the most

Dalmatian

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Etymology

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

Noun

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nai f

  1. snow

Finnish

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Etymology 1

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈnɑi̯/, [ˈnɑ̝i̯]
  • Rhymes: -ɑi
  • Syllabification(key): nai

Verb

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nai

  1. third-person singular present/past indicative of naida

Etymology 2

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈnɑi̯ˣ/, [ˈnɑ̝i̯(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -ɑi
  • Syllabification(key): nai

Verb

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nai

  1. inflection of naida:
    1. present active indicative connegative
    2. second-person singular present imperative
    3. second-person singular present active imperative connegative

Anagrams

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Galician

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Galician Wikipedia has an article on:
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nai e fillo ("mother and son")

Alternative forms

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Etymology

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

Pronunciation

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Noun

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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

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References

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  • Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja, Ana Isabel Boullón Agrelo (20062022) “mãy”, in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval (in Galician), Santiago de Compostela: ILG
  • nai” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • nai” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • nai” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.
  1. ^ Joan Coromines, José A. Pascual (1983–1991) “padre”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos

Japanese

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Romanization

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nai

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ない

Livonian

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Etymology

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From Proto-Finnic *nainën.

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Noun

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nai

  1. wife

Declension

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Lote

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Numeral

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nai

  1. two

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Mandarin

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Romanization

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nai

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

Usage notes

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  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Middle English

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Old Norse nei.

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Interjection

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nai

  1. no

Noun

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nai (plural nais)

  1. denial, refusal

Adverb

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nai

  1. no

Descendants

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  • English: nay
  • Yola: naay, na

References

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Murui Huitoto

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ˈnai̯]
  • Hyphenation: nai

Root

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nai

  1. this, that (anaphoric, specific)

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References

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  • Shirley Burtch (1983) Diccionario Huitoto Murui (Tomo I) (Linguistica Peruana No. 20)‎[1] (in Spanish), Yarinacocha, Peru: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, page 185
  • Katarzyna Izabela Wojtylak (2017) A grammar of Murui (Bue): a Witotoan language of Northwest Amazonia.[2], Townsville: James Cook University press (PhD thesis), page 161

Ngazidja Comorian

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Adjective

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nai

  1. bad

References

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  • nai” in Outils & Ressources pour l'Exploitation de la Langue Comorienne, 2008.

Romanian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish نای (nay), from Persian نی (ney).

Noun

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nai n (plural naiuri)

  1. a type of pan flute

Declension

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Descendants

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  • English: nai

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South Efate

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Pronunciation

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Noun

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nai

  1. water

Sranan Tongo

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Dutch naaien.

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Verb

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nai

  1. to sew

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Vietnamese

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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From Proto-Vietic *k-ɗeː. Cognate with Muong đai and Arem kadeː.

Alternative forms

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  • (North Central Vietnam) nây

Noun

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(classifier con) nai (, 󰶀)

  1. a sambar deer
  2. (by extension) any species of deer

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Etymology 2

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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

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nai

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

Etymology 3

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Verb

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nai ()

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Welsh

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Etymology

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

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Noun

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nai m (plural neiaint, not mutable)

  1. nephew

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Further reading

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  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “nai”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies