-ei

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ChuukeseEdit

SuffixEdit

-ei

  1. (added to possessive nouns) my
  2. (added to verbs as an indirect object) me
  3. added to nouns to form verbs

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GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • -ey (obsolete)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German -īe, borrowed from Old French -ie, from Latin -ia.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ei f ‎(plural -eien)

  1. site or building where a characteristic activity is conducted
    Der Bäcker arbeitet in der Bäckerei.
    The baker works in the bakery.
  2. used to create abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality, like English -y
  3. Alternative form of -erei, used with verb stems ending -el- or -er-

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GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

-ei

  1. Romanization of -𐌴𐌹

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

-e ‎(possessive suffix) +‎ -i ‎(possessive plural)

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ei

  1. (possessive suffix) his/her/its ... -s (third-person singular, multiple possessions)
    terv ‎(plan) → a tervei ‎(his/her/its plans)
  2. (possessive suffix) your ... -s (second-person singular and plural formal, multiple possessions)
    a maga tervei, az ön tervei - your (singular, formal) plans
    a maguk tervei, az önök tervei - your (plural, formal) plans

Usage notesEdit

  • (possessive suffix) Variants:
    -i is added to words ending in a vowel except -i. Final -a changes to -á-. Final -e changes to -é-.
    -ai is added to some back vowel words ending in a consonant
    -ei is added to some front vowel words ending in a consonant
    -jai is added to some back vowel words ending in a consonant or the vowel -i
    -jei is added to some front vowel words ending in a consonant or the vowel -i

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin hĕbui / (h)ĕ(bu)i, which stems from classical Latin habuī, first-person singular perfect of habeō. See -erei.

SuffixEdit

-ei

  1. Used with a stem to form the first-person singular past historic of regular -ere verbs

LatinEdit

PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • -ey (obsolete)

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Portuguese -ei, from Latin -āvī.

SuffixEdit

-ei

  1. forms the 1st-person singular preterite indicative of 1st conjugation verbs; appended to the stem
    rezar ‎(to pray) + ‎-ei → ‎rezei ‎(I prayed)

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Portuguese -ei, from ei ‎(I have).

SuffixEdit

-ei

  1. forms the 1st-person singular future indicative of verbs; appended to the infinitive
    rezar ‎(to pray) + ‎-ei → ‎rezarei ‎(I will pray)

Etymology 3Edit

From Old Portuguese -ede, from Latin -ite.

SuffixEdit

-ei

  1. forms the 2nd-person plural affirmative imperative of 2nd conjugation verbs; appended to the stem
    comer ‎(to eat) + ‎-ei → ‎comei ‎(eat (you all))

RomanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • -lei (for feminine nouns ending a stressed vowel or diphthong)

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *illaei, merger of Latin illī (dative feminine singular of ille) and -ae ‎(first-declension ending).

SuffixEdit

-ei f

  1. (definite article) the (feminine singular, genitive and dative)

Usage notesEdit

This form of the definite article is used for feminine nouns in the genitive and dative cases which end in or in an unstressed vowel:

The suffix is also used with feminine singular adjectives in the genitive and dative cases to make the articulated definite form, often for emphasis, and it is used before the noun it modifies:

Related termsEdit

  • -l (masculine/neuter singular nominative and accusative)
  • -a (feminine singular nominative and accusative)
  • -i (masculine/neuter plural nominative and accusative)
  • -le (feminine plural nominative and accusative)
  • -lui (masculine/neuter singular genitive and dative)
  • -lor (plural genitive and dative)

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