wei

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See also: wēi, wéi, wěi, and wèi

Baluan-Pam[edit]

wei

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

wei

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch, from Proto-Germanic *hwają. Compare English whey, West Frisian waai.

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

wei f (uncountable)

  1. a product obtained from milk; whey

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

wei f (plural weiden, diminutive weitje n)

  1. Alternative form of weide.

Anagrams[edit]


Lou[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

wei

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

wei

  1. Nonstandard spelling of wēi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of wéi.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of wěi.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of wèi.

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.

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian, from Proto-Germanic *wegaz, from Proto-Indo-European *weǵʰ-. Compare North Frisian wey, English way, Low German Weg, Dutch weg, German Weg, Danish vej.

Noun[edit]

wei c (pl wegen)

  1. way
  2. road