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EnglishEdit

 
An ai, Bradypus tridactylus

EtymologyEdit

Originated 1685–95, from Brazilian Portuguese , from Old Tupi.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ai (plural ais or ai)

  1. A type of three-toed sloth, Bradypus tridactylus, endemic to forests of southern Venezuela, the Guianas, and northern Brazil.

SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit

  • unau (two-toed sloth)

ReferencesEdit

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


AkeiEdit

NounEdit

ai

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Sidney Herbert Ray, A comparative study of the Melanesian Island languages (1926), page 351

AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *a-ei (compound of proclitic particle a and ei), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁éy- (he, this (one)). Compare Latin is, German er, Lithuanian jìs, Sanskrit अयम् (ayám)).

PronounEdit

ai m sg (accusative atë, dative atij, ablative atij)

  1. he

DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit

PronounEdit

ai

  1. that

DeclensionEdit


AmblongEdit

NounEdit

ai

  1. water

Further readingEdit

  • Darrell T. Tryon, New Hebrides languages: an internal classification (1976)

ApalaíEdit

NounEdit

ai

  1. penis

ArakiEdit

 
ai

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

NounEdit

ai

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

ReferencesEdit

  • Alexandre François, Araki: A Disappearing Language of Vanuatu (2002, →ISBN
  • Blust's Austronesian Comparative Dictionary

ChuukeseEdit

DeterminerEdit

ai

  1. First person singular general possessive; my (used with general-class objects)

Related termsEdit



DadibiEdit

NounEdit

ạị

  1. water

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit


DubuEdit

NounEdit

ai

  1. water

Further readingEdit


FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑi̯/, [ˈɑi̯]
  • Hyphenation: ai
  • Rhymes: -ɑi

InterjectionEdit

ai

  1. ouch!
  2. oh!
    Ai, se olitkin sinä!
    Oh, it was you!
  3. (colloquial, interrogative particle) Oh? As in...?
    "Käytkö kaupassa?" "Ai, ruokakaupassa?"
    "Will you go to the shop?" "Oh, the food shop?"

SynonymsEdit

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

ai

  1. first-person singular present indicative of avoir
    J'ai un chien.
    I have a dog.

AnagramsEdit


FriulianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin allium.

NounEdit

ai m (plural ais)

  1. garlic

GalicianEdit

InterjectionEdit

ai

  1. ouch! Expresses pain.

HawaiianEdit

Hiri MotuEdit

PronounEdit

ai

  1. 1st-person plural pronoun exclusive: we, us (but not you)

See alsoEdit


IbanEdit

NounEdit

ai

  1. water

Further readingEdit

  • Asmah Haji Omar, The Iban Language, The Sarawak Museum Journal, volume XXV, number 46 (1977), pages 81-100

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • a' (truncation)

ContractionEdit

ai

  1. contraction of a i; to the, at the

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

ai

  1. Rōmaji transcription of あい
  2. Rōmaji transcription of アイ

KalashaEdit

PronounEdit

ai

  1. Alternative spelling of ábi (sense 1).

KottEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Yeniseian *ʔaʒ (I). Compare Assan aj (I), Arin aj (I), and Pumpokol ad (I).

PronounEdit

ai

  1. I (first-person singular subjective)

Related termsEdit


KriolEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From English eye.

NounEdit

ai

  1. eye
  2. headlight of a car
  3. seed

Etymology 2Edit

From English I

PronounEdit

ai

  1. I

Etymology 3Edit

From English high.

AdjectiveEdit

ai

  1. high, tall

KunaEdit

NounEdit

ai

  1. friend

LadinEdit

EtymologyEdit

a +‎ i

ContractionEdit

ai

  1. at or to the (+ plural noun)

LadinoEdit

AdverbEdit

ai (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling אאי)

  1. Alternative form of

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of āiō

ReferencesEdit

  • ai in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ai in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • do you think so? are you in earnest: ain tu?

LatvianEdit

InterjectionEdit

ai

  1. ouch!
  2. oh!

LithuanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Russian ой (oj, ow!).

PronunciationEdit

ái: IPA(key): /a͡ɪ/

aĩ: IPA(key): /ɐ͡ɪ/

InterjectionEdit

ái! or aĩ!

  1. ow!, ah!, (expresses pain, fear or surprise)
  2. oi!, hey! (used to attract someone's attention)

SynonymsEdit

  1. oi!, ui!
  2. oi!, a!

Derived termsEdit


MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

ai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of āi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of ái.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of ǎi.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of ài.

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Middle EnglishEdit

PronounEdit

ai

  1. Alternative form of þei

ReferencesEdit


NormanEdit

North FrisianEdit

AdverbEdit

ai

  1. (Mooring) not

PiedmonteseEdit

NounEdit

ai

  1. garlic

PitjantjatjaraEdit

InterjectionEdit

ai

  1. huh
  2. geez
  3. what
  4. hey

ReferencesEdit

  • "ai" in Cliff Goddard (1992) Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara to English Dictionary, 2nd edition
  • Ninti Ngapartji

PohnpeianEdit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

ai

  1. no way!

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

ai

  1. ouch (expression of physical pain)
    Ai! Pisei no prego!Ouch! I stepped on the nail!
  2. oh (expression of concern)

Derived termsEdit


RohingyaEdit

VerbEdit

ai

  1. come

RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

ArticleEdit

ai (masculine plural possessive)

  1. of
    Niște prieteni ai lui sunt interesanți.
    Some friends of his are interesting.
See alsoEdit
  • al (masculine/neuter singular)
  • a (feminine singular)
  • ale (feminine/neuter plural)

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin allium / alium.

NounEdit

ai m (uncountable)

  1. (regional) garlic
DeclensionEdit
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit
See alsoEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Inflected form of avea (to have).

VerbEdit

ai

  1. second-person singular present indicative of avea.
    (you) have
    Ai vreun prieten în România?
    Do you have any friends in Romania?
  2. second-person singular present subjunctive of avea.

Etymology 4Edit

From an old or proto-Romanian form ae, from Latin habēs[1].

VerbEdit

ai

  1. (tu) ai (modal auxiliary, second-person singular form of avea, used with past participles to form perfect compus tenses)
    (you) have...
Related termsEdit

Etymology 5Edit

Probably from a Vulgar Latin *eas, from Latin habēbās.

VerbEdit

ai

(tu) ai (modal auxiliary, second-person singular form of avea, used with infinitives to form conditional tenses)

  1. (you) would
    Ai fi murit dacă ți-aș fi spus.
    You would have died if I'd told you.
Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


SeriEdit

NounEdit

ai

  1. his father

PrepositionEdit

ai

  1. still (used with nominalized third person verbs)

Sranan TongoEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • ay (unofficial)

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from English eye.

NounEdit

ai

  1. eye

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from English aye, ay.

InterjectionEdit

ai

  1. yes

SumbawaEdit

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English eye.

NounEdit

ai

  1. (anatomy) eye
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, 3:5:
  2. hole, opening, lid
  3. tip

Derived termsEdit

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Torres Strait CreoleEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From English I.

PronounEdit

ai

  1. I (see also mi)

Etymology 2Edit

From English eye.

NounEdit

ai

  1. eye

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Vietic *ʔeː.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

ai

  1. who
    Bạnai?
    Who are you?
  2. whoever
  3. someone else
  4. one, a person
    • 2005, Nguyễn Ngọc Tư, "Cuối mùa nhan sắc" (in Cánh đồng bất tận), Trẻ publishing house
      Người ở chùa, người bán vé số, người ngủ công viên, người hát rong, ít ai có nhà để về.
      Some live at the temple, some sell lottery tickets, some sleep in parks, some play music in the streets; few have a home to go back to.
  5. (rhetorical) nobody

Further readingEdit


VolapükEdit

AdverbEdit

ai

  1. always
  2. at all times
  3. constantly (habitually)
  4. ever (always)
  5. habitually

AntonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit


YamiEdit

NounEdit

ai

  1. (anatomy) foot