See also: پی

DongxiangEdit

PronounEdit

بی

  1. Xiaojing spelling of bi (I)

PersianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From earlier ابی(abē), from Middle Persian. Compare Old Armenian ապա- (apa-), an Iranian borrowing.

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

Dari بی
Iranian Persian
Tajik бе (be)

بی (bê-, bi-)

  1. -less
  2. un-, in-
    Synonym: نا(nâ-)
Related termsEdit

PrepositionEdit

Dari بی
Iranian Persian
Tajik бе (be)

بی (bi)

  1. without
    Synonym: بدون(bedun-e)
Usage notesEdit
  • Prepositional use is now relatively rare in Iran (بدون being preferred), but it remains common elsewhere.

Etymology 2Edit

From English bee.

NounEdit

بی (bi)

  1. Transliteration of the name of the Latin-script letter b in English and other European languages.
Derived termsEdit