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AragoneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mater, matris.

NounEdit

mai f

  1. mother

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin magis.

AdverbEdit

mai

  1. never

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DharugEdit

NounEdit

mai

  1. eye

EstonianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From German Mai.

NounEdit

mai (genitive mai, partitive maid)

  1. May

DeclensionEdit

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FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mensis māius.

NounEdit

mai m

  1. May (month of the Gregorian calendar)

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FijianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *maʀi.

VerbEdit

mai (always together with lako, , as lako mai)

  1. (intransitive) to come (to move from further away to nearer to)

PrepositionEdit

mai

  1. in
  2. from

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin (mensis) māius.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mai m (plural mais)

  1. May (month)

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GalicianEdit

NounEdit

mai f (plural mais)

  1. Alternative form of nai.

HausaEdit

NounEdit

mâi m (genitive man)

  1. oil, fat, grease
  2. gasoline

HawaiianEdit

ParticleEdit

mai

  1. hither, this way, towards the speaker
    Mai mai mai!
    Come in, come in!
    E hoʻolohe mai ana lākou i ka moʻolelo.
    They were listening to the story.

Usage notesEdit

  • Commonly used after verbs that do not need a directional in English.
  • Mai and aku may change the meaning of the verb:
    aʻo mai ("to learn") - aʻo aku ("to teach")
    kūʻai mai ("to buy") - kūʻai aku ("to sell")

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AntonymsEdit

PrepositionEdit

mai

  1. from (used in the sequence mai...mai or mai...aku)

VerbEdit

mai

  1. don't Negative imperative followed by a verb
    Mai makaʻu.
    Don't be afraid.

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

ma + -i

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɒʲi/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mai

AdjectiveEdit

mai

  1. of today
    a mai újság - today's newspaper

AntonymsEdit


InterlingueEdit

NounEdit

mai

  1. May, the fifth month of the Gregorian calendar.

IstriotEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin magis.

AdverbEdit

mai

  1. never (not ever)
    • 1877, Antonio Ive, Canti popolari istriani: raccolti a Rovigno, volume 5, Ermanno Loescher, page 40:
      Che mai pioûn biela duon i’iê veisto al mondo,
      That I haven’t ever seen a more beautiful woman in the world,

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin magis.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

mai

  1. never
  2. ever, always

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JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

mai

  1. rōmaji reading of まい
  2. rōmaji reading of マイ

KaurnaEdit

NounEdit

mai

  1. vegetable food, bush tucker

Kedah MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayic *mari, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *maʀi.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

mai

  1. Come, present (at here), attend, be (here)
    Hang nak gebang aku eh, kata nak mai, batang hidung pun tak nampak!
    You said that you're gonna come, but I didn't see you anywhere!
    Depa mai ka dak ni; dah cemuih dah dok tang ni dok melangut ja.
    Have you seen them (present at here), cause I am bored to death here, just doing nothing.

InterjectionEdit

mai

  1. Come here! Here!
    Mai la sat, aku seghighau satgi depa tabuh aku pulak.
    Please come with me for a second, I'm afraid that they might hit me.
    "Mai la, hang dok takut pa, aku tak buat pa eh," kata Ali kepada kucingnya.
    "Come! What are you so afraid of? I'm not gonna do anything to you," says Ali to his cat.

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

mai

  1. rafsi of marji.

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

mai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of mái.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of mǎi.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of mài.

Usage notesEdit

  • 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.

MaoriEdit

AdverbEdit

mai

  1. hither

NorwegianEdit

NounEdit

mai

  1. May (fifth month of the Gregorian calendar)

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OccitanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin magis.

AdverbEdit

mai

  1. but
  2. more
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin (mensis) maius.

NounEdit

mai m (plural mais)

  1. May (month)

PitjantjatjaraEdit

NounEdit

mai

  1. food
  2. vegetable

Rapa NuiEdit

PrepositionEdit

mai

  1. from, since

RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin (mensis) māius, probably through Greek Μάιος (Máios) and partially Slavic maĩ, maj. Less likely a direct derivation from Latin.

NounEdit

mai m

  1. May
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin magis.

AdverbEdit

mai

  1. more
Usage notesEdit

This word regards degree rather than number, for which a form of the word mult should be appended.

Etymology 3Edit

From Latin malleus (hammer).

NounEdit

mai n (plural maiuri)

  1. mallet, maul, sledgehammer, rammer, club
DeclensionEdit
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Etymology 4Edit

From Hungarian máj.

NounEdit

mai n (plural maiuri)

  1. (anatomy) liver
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RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) matg
  • (Puter) meg

EtymologyEdit

From Latin māius (of May).

Proper nounEdit

mai m

  1. (Vallader) May

WelshEdit

ConjunctionEdit

mai

  1. that (introduces a noun clause, marking it for emphasis)
    Mae e’n dweud mai athro yw ef.
    He says that he is a teacher.
    Roedden ni arfer credu mai gŵr drwg oedd ef.
    We used to think that he was a bad man.

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