See also: dai, daí, dài, dāi, dǎi, da'i, and -dai

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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Proper nounEdit

Dai

  1. A male given name from Welsh, a Welsh diminutive of David.

Etymology 2Edit

From the pinyin romanization of the Mandarin pronunciation of Chinese (Dǎi), borrowed from a Tai language. Doublet of Tai and Thai. Compare Thai ไท (tai).

NounEdit

Dai (plural Dais or Dai)

  1. An ethnic group of China, one of the 55 officially-recognized minorities.
  2. A member of the ethnic group.

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Etymology 3Edit

From the pinyin romanization of the Mandarin pronunciation of Chinese (Dài), likely from a presinitic name for the area or its people.

 
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Proper nounEdit

Dai

  1. (historical) A small northern state of ancient China.
  2. (historical) Various other kingdoms and princely appenages of imperial China named for the ancient state.
  3. (historical) A prefecture of Shanxi under imperial China.
  4. A county of Xinzhou Prefecture in Shanxi, China.
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Etymology 4Edit

From the pinyin romanization of the Mandarin pronunciation of Chinese (Dài).

Proper nounEdit

Dai

  1. A surname​.

StatisticsEdit

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Dai is the 7,091st most common surname in the United States, belonging to 4,723 individuals. Dai is most common among Asian/Pacific Islander (93.82%) individuals.

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North FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian dei, from Proto-Germanic *dagaz. Cognates include West Frisian dei, which has a similar irregular plural form.

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /daɪ̯/

NounEdit

Dai c (plural Daagen)

  1. (Sylt) day

Saterland FrisianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian dei, from Proto-West Germanic *dag. Cognates include West Frisian dei and German Tag.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Dai m (plural Dege)

  1. day

ReferencesEdit

  • Marron C. Fort (2015), “Dai”, in Saterfriesisches Wörterbuch mit einer phonologischen und grammatischen Übersicht, Buske, →ISBN