oni

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English[edit]

Initialism[edit]

ONI

  1. (military, US) Office of Naval Intelligence

Etymology[edit]

From oni

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

oni (plural onis or oni)

  1. A Japanese evil spirit or demon.
    • 1908, Henri L. Joly, Legend in Japanese Art: A Description of Historical Episodes, Legendary Characters, Folk-lore, Myths, Religious Symbolism, Illustrated in the Arts of Old Japan, page 263-264
      ONI . Generic name for devils, the representation of which in art is quite a common feature. Onis have claws, a square head with two horns, sharp teeth, and malignant eyes surmounted by big eyebrows; occasionally they wear trousers of tiger skin.
    • 1918, William Elliot Griffis, Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks
      Across the ocean, in Japan, there once lived curious creatures called Onis. Every Japanese boy and girl has heard of them, though one has not often been caught.
    • 1979, Marian Ury, Tales of Times Now Past: Sixty-Two Stories from a Medieval Japanese Collection, University of California Press, ISBN 0520038649, page 147:
      "That's no human being playing the instrument," he thought in amazement. "It can only be an oni or some such being."
    • 1992, Karl M. Schwarz, Netsuke Subjects: A Study on the Netsuke Themes with Reference to Their Interpretation and Symbolism, Böhlau Verlag Wien, ISBN 3205055152, page 46:
      The standing Shoki holds with his left hand an oni on his leg.
    • 2005, Christopher Hart, Manga Mania Shoujo: How to Draw the Charming and Romantic Characters of Japanese Comics, ISBN 0823029735, page 69
      This is actually a boy bishie in the form of an ogre. It's called an oni in Japanese. Onis have supernatural powers that can command the forces of nature such as wind (to create hurricanes) and lightning (to create thunderbolts).
    • 2011, Mike Shel, "Ecology of the Oni", Jade Regent: The Brinewall Legacy, Paizo Publishing, ISBN 978-1-60125-361-3, page 69:
      The oni are a diverse group of evil spirits who take on the form of humanoid creatures so that they can enjoy the pleasures and vices of the flesh.

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *oni < Proto-Indo-European *h₂eno-

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

oni pl

  1. they (third person, personal, plural)

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French on or English one, plus the i of personal pronouns.

Pronoun[edit]

oni (accusative onin, possessive onia)

  1. (indefinite personal pronoun) one
    Oni povas vidi ĝin — One can see it.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Comparable to the use of generic "you" in English (e.g. In America, you can do what you want).
  • A sentence whose subject is "oni" can often be translated as an English sentence in the passive voice, for example: "Oni ofte referencas al Kimrio kiel la "lando de la kanto" can be translated as "Wales is often referred to as the "land of song"."

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

oni

  1. rōmaji reading of おに

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *oni < Proto-Indo-European *h₂eno-

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

oni

  1. they (third-person m personal nominative)

Declension[edit]

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *oni < Proto-Indo-European *h₂eno-

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ǒni/
  • Hyphenation: o‧ni

Pronoun[edit]

òni (Cyrillic spelling о̀ни)

  1. they (nominative plural of ȏn (he))

Declension[edit]


Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *oni < Proto-Indo-European *h₂eno-

Pronoun[edit]

oni

  1. they (third person, personal, m pl)

Related terms[edit]


Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *oni.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ôni

  1. they (masculine plural, more than two)

Declension[edit]

Forms between parentheses indicate clitic forms; the main forms are used for emphasis.

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Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

oni (needs class)

  1. opinion (subjective thought)


This Swahili entry was created from the translations listed at opinion. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see oni in the Swahili Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) July 2009


Volapük[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

oni

  1. accusative singular of on

Welsh[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

oni

  1. unless
    Oni bai fe yma, bydden ni wedi gwybod = Unless he were here, we would have known