See also: lui, Lui, luí, and luì

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From earlier luide or luiden, cognate with German Leute.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-lui pl

  1. alternative plural form of Dutch words suffixed with -man, -vrouw or -mens
    sportman (sportsman)sportlui (athletes)
    brandweerman (fireman)brandweerlui (firefighters)

Usage notesEdit

Only used in the spoken language. Replaced by -lieden in the formal language.

Derived termsEdit


RomanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • -ului (for masculine and neuter nouns that do not end in a vowel other than -i)

EtymologyEdit

From Latin illī, dative common singular of ille (through Vulgar Latin *illūi) or from illīus in the case of the use as a genitive.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-lui m or n

  1. (definite article) the (masculine/neuter singular, genitive and dative)

Usage notesEdit

This form of the definite article is used for both masculine and neuter nouns in the genitive and dative cases which end in a vowel (including -e, but not -i):

The suffix is also used with masculine and neuter 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)
  • -ei (feminine singular genitive and dative)
  • -lor (plural genitive and dative)

See alsoEdit