See also: afí and AFI

EweEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

afi

  1. mouse

IbanagEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *hapuy, compare Malay api.

NounEdit

afi

  1. fire

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse afi, from Proto-Germanic *abô.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

afi m (genitive singular afa, nominative plural afar)

  1. grandfather

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit


Jamaican CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

'ave (have) +‎ fi (to)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈafɪ/
  • Hyphenation: a‧fi

VerbEdit

afi

  1. Alternative spelling of haffi; have to; must
    • 2020 December 29, Andre Williams, “Rose Town Man Killed While Preparing Christmas Meal - Three Murdered On Christmas, Boxing Days”, in Jamaica Gleaner[1] (in English):
      “We in fear of we life, but we afi stay []
      We're in fear of our life, but we have to stay []

Kom (Cameroon)Edit

AdverbEdit

afi

  1. there, (over) yonder (in a place away from yet visible to the speaker and listener(s))

ReferencesEdit

  • Randy Jones, Provisional Kom - English lexicon (2001, Yaoundé, Cameroon)

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *abô.

NounEdit

afi m (genitive afa, plural afar)

  1. grandfather

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Faroese: avi
  • Icelandic: afi

See alsoEdit

  • amma (grandmother)
  • edda (great-grandmother)
  • ái (great-grandfather)

ReferencesEdit

  • afi”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

SamoanEdit

 
afi

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *afi, from Proto-Oceanic *api, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *api, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *apuy, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *hapuy, from Proto-Austronesian *Sapuy.

NounEdit

afi

  1. fire (oxidation reaction)

TokelauanEdit

 
Te afi (1).
Nā afi (2).
Te afi (3).
Te afi (4).

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *afi. Cognates include Hawaiian ahi and Samoan afi.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.fi/
  • Hyphenation: a‧fi

NounEdit

afi

  1. fire
  2. match
  3. lighter
  4. engine, motor
  5. (colloquial) eyes

ReferencesEdit

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 6

TonganEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *afi, from Proto-Oceanic *api, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *api, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *apuy, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *hapuy, from Proto-Austronesian *Sapuy.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

afi

  1. fire (oxidation reaction)

West MakianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly related to Ternate aha (plantation).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

afi

  1. earth
  2. ground
  3. dirt
  4. cultivated field
  5. garden
    Synonym: piri

ReferencesEdit

  • Clemens Voorhoeve (1982) The Makian languages and their neighbours[], Pacific linguistics
  • James Collins (1982) Further Notes Towards a West Makian Vocabulary[], Pacific linguistics