See also: Bai, bái, bài, bāi, băi, bǎi, ba'i, and bai'

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

bai (plural bais)

  1. A marshy meadow.
    • 2012, David Quammen, Spillover, →ISBN, page 64:
      Gorillas (and other wildlife) frequent such bais, which are waterlogged and sunny, because of the sodium-rich sedges and asters that grow beneath the open sky.

AnagramsEdit


BasqueEdit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

bai

  1. yes

BorôroEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bai

  1. house

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French [Term?], from Latin badius.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bai (feminine singular baie, masculine plural bais, feminine plural baies)

  1. bay (of a reddish-brown colour)

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

bai

  1. Romanization of 𐌱𐌰𐌹

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bai

  1. masculine plural of baio

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

bai

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ばい
  2. Rōmaji transcription of バイ

KabuverdianuEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese vai (the third-person singular of ir (to go).


Alternative formsEdit

  • (Barlavento)

VerbEdit

bai

  1. (Sotavento)to go

ReferencesEdit

  • Gonçalves, Manuel (2015) Capeverdean Creole-English dictionary, →ISBN
  • Veiga, Manuel (2012) Dicionário Caboverdiano-Português, Instituto da Biblioteca Nacional e do Livro



MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

bai (Zhuyin ˙ㄅㄞ)

  1. Pinyin transcription of

bai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of bāi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of bái.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of bǎi.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of bài.

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.

ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

bai m (genitive singular bai, plural baiaghyn)

  1. slope, bias
  2. partiality

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bai vai mai
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

PalauanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Pre-Palauan *baye, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *balay, from Proto-Austronesian *balay.

NounEdit

bai

  1. house (abode)

PapiamentuEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese vai (the third-person singular of ir (to go) and Spanish vaya and Kabuverdianu bai.

VerbEdit

bai

  1. to go
  2. to walk

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bai f

  1. genitive/dative/locative singular of baja

RennelleseEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

bai

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hungarian baj, from Serbo-Croatian boj (battle), from Proto-Slavic *bojь

NounEdit

bai n (plural baiuri)

  1. (Transylvania) trouble

DeclensionEdit


SakizayaEdit

NounEdit

bai

  1. grandmother

SikaEdit

NounEdit

bai

  1. woman

ReferencesEdit

  • Austronesian Comparative Dictionary: bai
  • ABVD: wai

Sranan TongoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English buy.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bai

  1. to buy

TernateEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bai

  1. (transitive) to show

Etymology 2Edit

 
bai

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bai

  1. a species of snapper, Etelis carbunculus and/or Etelis radiosus

ReferencesEdit

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

Tok PisinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English by and by.

ParticleEdit

bai

  1. Marks future tense
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Jenesis 1:26:
      Bihain God i tok olsem, “Nau yumi wokim ol manmeri bai ol i kamap olsem yumi yet. Bai yumi putim ol i stap bos bilong ol pis na ol pisin na bilong olgeta kain animal na bilong olgeta samting bilong graun.”
      Then God said, "Now let us make people who will become like us. We'll put them in charge of the fish and the birds, of all kinds of animals and of all things on the ground."
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See alsoEdit

Tok Pisin tense markers:


VolapükEdit

PrepositionEdit

bai

  1. according

Derived termsEdit


WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bai m (plural beiau)

  1. blame
    Arnat ti roedd y bai.
    You were to blame.
    (literally, “The blame was upon you.”)

SynonymsEdit

VerbEdit

bai

  1. third-person singular imperfect subjunctive of bod
    Synonyms: basai, byddai, tasai, tai

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bai fai mai unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.