nani

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See also: Nani, nan'i, and na ní

Choctaw[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nəní(ʔ)/
  • Transcription: naní'

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Chickasaw nani (fish), Creek rvro (fish)

Noun[edit]

nani (alienable)

  1. fish (animal)

Declension[edit]

possessive (alienable) singular paucal plural
first-person ("my, our") anani pinani hapinani
second-person ("thy, your") chinani hachinani
third-person ("his, her,
its, their")
inani

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

  1. (stative) to be lovely, pretty, nice
    , he nani kēia.Wow, this is a lovely day.

Inupiaq[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nani

  1. where
    Nani taimña itpa?Where is that thing?
    Synonyms: nani, naami, nauŋ

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nani

  1. Masculine plural of adjective nano.

Noun[edit]

nani m pl

  1. plural of nano

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

nani

  1. Rōmaji transcription of なに

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

(Classical) IPA(key): /ˈnaː.niː/

Noun[edit]

nānī

  1. inflection of nānus:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative/vocative plural

Mauritian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hindi नानी (nānī).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nani

  1. maternal grandmother
    Synonym: granmer

Miskito[edit]

Particle[edit]

nani

  1. Follows a noun to mark that noun as being plural.

Mwani[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nani

  1. who

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably an expressive or onomatopoetic creation, imitative of infantile sounds. Compare Greek νανι (nani), Bulgarian нани (nani), Italian ninnananna, Spanish nana, etc.

Interjection[edit]

nani

  1. sound used to lull babies to sleep, in a lullaby

Noun[edit]

nani

  1. (childish) sleep

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Swahili[edit]

Adjective[edit]

-a nani (invariable)

  1. whose (belonging to whom, of whom)

Pronoun[edit]

nani

  1. Who?

Derived terms[edit]


Unami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nàni (an)

  1. that one (animate), that person
  2. he, she

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