vaj

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

vaj (plural vajes)

  1. (slang, rare) The vagina.
    See Citations:vaj

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Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

  • Uncertain. Perhaps from the alternative, the interjection meaning 'woe', connecting the tears with oil. Another theory suggests the term vaj might have evolved from Old Albanian *vaīlë (compare the dialectal forms) and earlier *ewaila, becoming cognate with Ancient Greek *ἐλαίϝα (*elaíwa) and Old Armenian եւղ (ewł, oil) both, in turn, deriving from a Mediterranean substrate language.

Noun[edit]

vaj m (indefinite plural vajra, definite singular vaji, definite plural vajrat)

  1. oil

Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Albanian *uai, from Proto-Indo-European *wáy, *uai (woe!, alas!); similar words are found in several European languages. Cognate to Ancient Greek ὀά (, woe!, alas!) and Old Armenian վայ (vay, cry of pain), Latin vae, Icelandic vei, Dutch wee, English woe. Compare also Romanian vai, Serbo-Croatian авај (avaj), Italian guai. In view of a widespread secondary meaning 'to cry', one may also consider Proto-Albanian *vabja, connected with Old Church Slavonic вабимо (vabimo, being lured), Gothic 𐍅𐍉𐍀𐌾𐌰𐌽 (wōpjan, call out), Old English wēpan (weep, cry).

Interjection[edit]

vaj

  1. woe!, alas!
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Stefan Schumacher & Joachim Matzinger, Die Verben des Altalbanischen: Belegwörterbuch, Vorgeschichte und Etymologie (Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 2013), 245.

Francisco León Zoque[edit]

Noun[edit]

vaj

  1. red morning glory (Ipomoea coccinea)

References[edit]

  • Engel, Ralph; Allhiser de Engel, Mary; Mateo Alvarez, José, Diccionario zoque de Francisco León (Serie de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 30)‎[1] (in Spanish), México, D.F.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, 1987, page 218

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finno-Ugric *waje. Cognates include Mansi во̄й (vōj) and Finnish voi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vaj (plural vajak)

  1. butter

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -a-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative vaj vajak
accusative vajat vajakat
dative vajnak vajaknak
instrumental vajjal vajakkal
causal-final vajért vajakért
translative vajjá vajakká
terminative vajig vajakig
essive-formal vajként vajakként
essive-modal
inessive vajban vajakban
superessive vajon vajakon
adessive vajnál vajaknál
illative vajba vajakba
sublative vajra vajakra
allative vajhoz vajakhoz
elative vajból vajakból
delative vajról vajakról
ablative vajtól vajaktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
vajé vajaké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
vajéi vajakéi
Possessive forms of vaj
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. vajam vajaim
2nd person sing. vajad vajaid
3rd person sing. vaja vajai
1st person plural vajunk vajaink
2nd person plural vajatok vajaitok
3rd person plural vajuk vajaik

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Compound words

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Further reading[edit]

  • (butter): vaj in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.
  • ([dialectal] or): vaj in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.
  • ([archaic; alternative form of vajh] I wonder): vaj in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.
  • ([poetic; obsolete; alternative form of vajh] oh): vaj in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.

Romani[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

vaj

  1. or

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally an older Stockholm pronunciation of varg (wolf, defect product), with loss of /r/ before /j/.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vaj (indeclinable)

  1. (colloquial) something wrong

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Tzotzil[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Zinacantán) IPA(key): /βäh/

Noun[edit]

vaj

  1. tortilla

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