wi

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See also: WI, wi', w/i, .wi, , and

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

wi (personal pronoun)

  1. (Tyneside) us
    Are yee commin with wi or not?

Preposition[edit]

wi

  1. (Yorkshire) with
    Are tha doin' owt wi this?

Anagrams[edit]


Abinomn[edit]

Noun[edit]

wi

  1. water
  2. rain

Agutaynen[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Kalamian *waʔi, *waʔikʔ.

Noun[edit]

wi

  1. water

Further reading[edit]


Ajië[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wi

  1. man

References[edit]


Alemannic German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wīn, from Old High German wīn, from Proto-West Germanic *wīn, from Latin vīnum.

Noun[edit]

wi m

  1. (Gressoney, Carcoforo, Rimella and Campello Monti) wine

References[edit]

  • “wi” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Caac[edit]

Verb[edit]

wi

  1. bite

References[edit]

  • Claire Moyse-Faurie, Constructions expressing middle, reflexive and reciprocal situations in some Oceanic languages, in Reciprocals and Reflexives: Theoretical and Typological Explorations

Chaap Wuurong[edit]

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Noun[edit]

wi

  1. fire

References[edit]

  • 1993, among the La Trobe working papers in linguistics, volumes 6-8, page 8:
    The Wimmera language and Tjapwurrung can be distinguished by the following criterial words:
    [English] Wimmera Tjapwurrung
    []
    fire wanyap wi

Egyptian[edit]

Romanization[edit]

wi

  1. Manuel de Codage transliteration of wj.

Folopa[edit]

Noun[edit]

wị

  1. (Suri) water

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]


Fyam[edit]

Noun[edit]

wi

  1. sun

Jamaican Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English we. Compare Sranan Tongo wi.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈwɪ/
  • Hyphenation: wi

Pronoun[edit]

wi

  1. we
    • 2011, Richard Bingy Brown, Living the Dream (in English), →ISBN, page 58:
      “If de herbs wi get is good, dem will want lots more by next week []
    Wi cyaan tek it nuh more!We can't take it any more.
  2. our
    • 1986, Michael Parchment, My Freedom Voice, page 11:
      “All di nice time was fi dem,
      Dem tek wi black sista and use dem,
      Dem starve we di men,
      Wanting us not to be friend.
      Thinking we ago rebel against dem []
      Only they enjoyed themselves,
      They took away our black sisters and used them,
      They starved us -- the men,
      They didn't want us to be friends.
      They thought we would rebel against them []
    Wi house a buil' a St. Catherine.
    Our new house is being built in St. Catherine.
  3. us
    • 2010, Dave Collymore, 平和と愛の詩的表現: Poetic Expressions of Peace and Love (in English), →ISBN, page 128:
      “(Weh mi seh) young people mek wi arise
      Mek wi trus God, pon him wi depen []
      (What did I say?) Young people let us arise
      Let us trust God who we depend on []
    Dem see wi a mek it an' dem vex.
    They see us getting ahead and they're angry.

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Richard Allsopp (main editor), Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage, 2003 (reprint by The University of the West Indies Press, originally 1996 by Oxford University Press), ISBN 9789766401450 (originally ISBN-10: 976-640-145-4), page 594
  • wi – jamaicans.com Jamaican Patois dictionary

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

wi

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of
  3. Rōmaji transcription of うぃ
  4. Rōmaji transcription of ウィ

Kom (Cameroon)[edit]

Noun[edit]

wi (plural ghɨki)

  1. woman, female
  2. wife

References[edit]

  • Randy Jones, Provisional Kom - English lexicon (2001, Yaoundé, Cameroon)

Kumak[edit]

Noun[edit]

wi

  1. water

References[edit]

  • I. Bril, Dictionnaire Nelemwa-Nixumwak (2000)

Mauritian Creole[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French oui.

Adverb[edit]

wi

  1. yes; a word used to indicate agreement or acceptance

Antonyms[edit]


Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch , from Proto-Germanic *wīz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

wi

  1. we

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: wij

Further reading[edit]

  • wi”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “wi (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I

Middle Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /wiː/
  • (possibly, can't be discerned from written language) Stem vowel: ê⁴

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Saxon , from Proto-West Germanic *wiʀ, from Proto-Germanic *wiz.

Pronoun[edit]

  1. (personal, first person singular nominative) we
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Dutch Low Saxon: wi
  • German Low German: wi,
    Plautdietsch: wie

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Saxon hwē or a dialectal variation thereof, from Proto-Germanic *hwaz.

Pronoun[edit]

  1. (interrogative) Alternative form of .

North Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian , from Proto-Germanic *wīz, from Proto-Indo-European *wéy.

Pronoun[edit]

wi

  1. we

Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wīz, from Proto-Indo-European *wéy.

Pronoun[edit]

  1. we

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Dutch: wi

Further reading[edit]

  • wi”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wīz, from Proto-Indo-European *wéy.

Pronoun[edit]

  1. we

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • North Frisian: wi,
  • Saterland Frisian: wie
  • West Frisian: wy

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wīz, from Proto-Indo-European *wéy.

Pronoun[edit]

  1. we

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Low German: , wy
    • Dutch Low Saxon: wi
    • German Low German: wi,
      Plautdietsch: wie

Pnar[edit]

Pnar cardinal numbers
 <  0 1 2  > 
    Cardinal : wi
    Ordinal : nyngkong

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Khasian *wiː, likely from Proto-Mon-Khmer *muuj ~ *muəj ~ *muuɲ with the lost of initial *m-. Cognate with Khasi wei.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

wi

  1. (cardinal) one

Scots[edit]

Preposition[edit]

wi

  1. with

Shuar[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

wi

  1. I, first person singular

References[edit]

  • Chicham: Dictionario Enciclopédico Shuar-Castellano

Sranan Tongo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English we. Compare Jamaican Creole wi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

wi

  1. we, us

Determiner[edit]

wi

  1. our

Tocharian B[edit]

cardinal numbers
Previous: ṣe
Next: trai

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tocharian [Term?], from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁. Compare Tocharian A wu.

Numeral[edit]

wi m or f

  1. two

Vilamovian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Pronoun[edit]

wi

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse víðir, from Proto-Germanic *wīþijō.

Noun[edit]

wi´ f (definite singular wi´ă, definite plural wīĕn)

  1. willow; Salix

Usage notes[edit]

Several species of the same kind are conflated under this name.

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]


Yoruba[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /wí/

Noun[edit]

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter W.

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /wí/

Verb[edit]

  1. to say

See also[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /wī/

Verb[edit]

wi

  1. (transitive) to throb