Catalan edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Latin bene.

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

  1. well

Usage notes edit

  • The form ben is used when it precedes the adjective, adverb or verb form that it modifies, and is used in all other cases.

Derived terms edit

Noun edit

 m (plural béns)

  1. good, valuable object
  2. satisfactory grade (at school)
  3. good (quality of being good)
  4. virtue

Related terms edit

Further reading edit

Czech edit

Etymology 1 edit

Onomatopoeic

Pronunciation edit

Interjection edit

  1. baa (the cry of a sheep)
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

Noun edit

 n (indeclinable)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter B.
Derived terms edit
See also edit

French edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

 m (plural bés)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter B.

Further reading edit

Hungarian edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Noun edit

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter B.
  2. (music) bemol, the sign
    Hypernym: módosítójel
    Coordinate terms: kereszt, kettős kereszt, kettős bé, feloldójel
Declension edit
Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative bék
accusative bét béket
dative bének béknek
instrumental bével békkel
causal-final béért békért
translative bévé békké
terminative béig békig
essive-formal béként békként
essive-modal
inessive bében békben
superessive bén béken
adessive bénél béknél
illative bébe békbe
sublative bére békre
allative béhez békhez
elative béből békből
delative béről békről
ablative bétől béktől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
béé béké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
bééi békéi
Possessive forms of
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. bém béim
2nd person sing. béd béid
3rd person sing. béje béi
1st person plural bénk béink
2nd person plural bétek béitek
3rd person plural béjük béik
Derived terms edit
Expressions

Etymology 2 edit

Adverb edit

  1. (poetic or dialectal) Alternative form of be (in)
Derived terms edit
  • bé- (verbal prefix, alternative form of be-)

See also edit

Further reading edit

  • (letter name): (1): b in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • (adverb): in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • , partly redirecting to b and be in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (‘A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031 (work in progress; published A–ez as of 2024)

Icelandic edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

 n (genitive singular bés, nominative plural )

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter B.

Declension edit

Irish edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Irish , from Proto-Celtic *ben, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷḗn (woman).

Noun edit

 f (genitive singular , nominative plural béithe)

  1. (literary) woman, maiden
  2. beautiful woman
  3. muse (inspiration for artist)
Declension edit
Derived terms edit
Related terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

Noun edit

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter b.

See also edit

Mutation edit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bhé mbé
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading edit

Min Nan edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“to buy; to purchase”).
(This term, , is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of ).

Old Irish edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Celtic *ben, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷḗn (woman).

Noun edit

 f

  1. (poetic) woman
    Synonyms: banscál, ben, frac
Derived terms edit
Descendants edit
  • Irish:

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Alternative forms edit

Verb edit

·bé

  1. second/third-person singular present subjunctive conjunct of at·tá

Mutation edit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization

pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mbé
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References edit

Portuguese edit

Alternative forms edit

Pronunciation edit

Interjection edit

  1. (onomatopoeia) baa (cry of sheep)

Romagnol edit

Etymology edit

From Latin bibō, bibere.

Verb edit

  1. to drink

Noun edit

 m or f (invariable)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter B.

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Tetum edit

Noun edit

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter B.

Vietnamese edit

Etymology edit

From Old Chinese (*beʔ) (SV: ti, ).

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

(𡮣, 𡭬, 𡮤)

  1. small; little; tiny
    Synonym: nhỏ
  2. little; very young
    hồi béwhen I/he/she/we was/were little

Derived terms edit

Derived terms

Noun edit

  1. Short for em bé (baby).

Pronoun edit

  1. you, little child
  2. (informal) you, young person
  3. (informal) you, young girl

See also edit

Xârâcùù edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

  1. brother