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

TranslingualEdit

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

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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.
    • 2010 October 15, “Bigfoot sighted on Taibai Mountain”, in 叶欣, editor, People's Daily[2], archived from the original on 23 May 2015:
      The striking news on the appearance of a Bigfoot on Taibai Mountain in Xi'an, Shaanxi Provnice[sic – meaning Province] recently spread among local residents of Mei County located near the foot of Taibai Mountain. Is Taibai Mountain really home to a Bigfoot?
      Who encountered the Bigfoot on Taibai Mountain?
      Reporters interviewed many residents of Mei County, and their accounts varied.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Mei.
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AfrikaansEdit

PronunciationEdit

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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

Coordinate termsEdit

(Gregorian calendar months) bulan kalender Gregorius; Januari, Februari, Maret, April, Mei, Juni, Juli, Agustus, September, Oktober, November, Desember (Category: id:Gregorian calendar months)

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Proper nounEdit

Mei ?

  1. a surname.

MalayEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Mei (Jawi spelling مي‎)

  1. May (fifth month of the Gregorian calendar)

MaoriEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English May.

Proper nounEdit

Mei

  1. May (month)

See alsoEdit


PlautdietschEdit

NounEdit

Mei m (plural Meien)

  1. May

SwahiliEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English May.

PronunciationEdit

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)