See also: mei, méi, mèi, Méi, měi, and me'i

TranslingualEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Mandarin (mèi, “sleep”) (such that the name of the type species means "sleeping dragon").

Proper nounEdit

Mei

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Troodontidae – a theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of China.

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EnglishEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

From Mandarin (měi, beautiful), a common Chinese given name among women.

Proper nounEdit

Mei

  1. A female given name from Mandarin

Etymology 2Edit

Typically renders the common Chinese surnames Mandarin (méi, literally plum) and Mandarin (méi, literally tree trunk).

Proper nounEdit

Mei

  1. A surname, from Mandarin​.

Etymology 3Edit

From Mandarin (Méi).

Proper nounEdit

Mei

  1. A county of Baoji, Shaanxi, China.
    • 1969, Daily Report: People's Republic of China[1], Foreign Broadcast Information Service, ISSN 0892-0141, OCLC 1113433:
      The Paochi Special District Revolutionary Committee held an on-the-spot symposium on implementation of policies in Mei County and exemplary models were set up later in the various countries and communes.
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AfrikaansEdit

NounEdit

Mei (plural Meimaande)

  1. May

HawaiianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English May.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Mei

  1. May (month)
  2. A female given name from English.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, page 186
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records the name Mei does not appear in 19th century marriage records.

IndonesianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Dutch mei, from Latin māius (Maia's month), from Maia, a Roman earth goddess, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *magya (she who is great), from Proto-Indo-European *méǵh₂s (great). Cognate with Afrikaans Mei, Malay Mei.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmei̯/
  • Hyphenation: Mei

Proper nounEdit

Mei

  1. May

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MalayEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English May, from Middle English, from Old English, from Old French mai, from Latin māius, from Maia.

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Mei (Jawi spelling مي‎)

  1. May (fifth month of the Gregorian calendar)

MaoriEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English May.

Proper nounEdit

Mei

  1. May (month)

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PlautdietschEdit

NounEdit

Mei m (plural Meien)

  1. May

SwahiliEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English May.

PronunciationEdit

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Proper nounEdit

Mei

  1. May

See alsoEdit

(Gregorian calendar months) miezi ya mwaka[c 1]; Januari, Februari, Machi, Aprili, Mei, Juni, Julai, Agosti, Septemba, Oktoba, Novemba, Desemba (Category: sw:Months)

  1. ^ Months are more commonly referred to by number rather than name, e.g. mwezi wa kwanza, mwezi wa pili, mwezi wa kumi na mbili rather than Januari, Februari, Desemba.

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English May.

Proper nounEdit

Mei

  1. May (month)