yaani

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Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Arabic يَعْنِي(yaʿnī, [he/she/it] means).

Interjection[edit]

yaani

  1. (adverbial, conjunctive, prepositional, or adjectival) in other words, actually, namely, to wit, kind of, somewhat, id est, that is, meaning, you know
  2. (filler) er, so, uh, well