Translingual edit

Symbol edit

bi

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-1 language code for Bislama.

English edit

Etymology 1 edit

Clipping of bisexual and biceps.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

bi (not comparable)

  1. (LGBT, slang) Bisexual.[1]
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:bisexual
    Coordinate terms: pan, mono
    I'm straight, but my oldest sister is bi.
  2. (LGBT, slang, uncommon) Bigender.
Translations edit

Noun edit

bi (plural bis)

  1. (LGBT, slang) A bisexual person.[1]
    Synonyms: bisexual; see also Thesaurus:bisexual person
    • 1991 October 10, Ken Jones, “Re: Bisexual privilege? (Was Re: Tom Robinson Concert”, in soc.motss[2] (Usenet):
      For some reason, I'm feeling _very_ sensitive to bi-discrimination tonight. I'm really not trying to mock the points being made here, it's just that many of the same arguments can be turned around and used to describe the discrimination that bis face.
  2. (bodybuilding, colloquial, uncommon) A biceps muscle.
    You cannot train your back without regard to your tris and bis.
Translations edit

Derived terms edit

See also edit

Etymology 2 edit

From Mandarin ().

Alternative forms edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

bi (plural bi)

  1. A type of jade disk produced in ancient China.

See also edit

References edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 A. F. Niemoeller, "A Glossary of Homosexual Slang," Fact 2, no. 1 (Jan-Feb 1965): 25

Anagrams edit

Aiwoo edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Oceanic *biti.

Verb edit

bi

  1. to bake

References edit

  • Lackey, W.J.. & Boerger, B.H. (2021), “Reexamining the Phonological History of Oceanic's Temotu subgroup”, in Oceanic Linguistics.

Albanian edit

Etymology edit

A short form of bijë, from archaic bilë ("daughter, girl").

Interjection edit

bi

  1. A friendly exclamation to a person (female).
    Fol bi, Dritë!
    Speak, therefore, Dritë!
  2. An exclamation of surprise (to a female person).
    Bi! Po ç'është kjo?
    Girl! What is this?
    Po ç'është kjo, bi?
    What is this, girl?

Related terms edit

Bambara edit

Noun edit

bi

  1. today

See also edit

Basque edit

Basque numbers (edit)
20
 ←  1 2 3  → 
    Cardinal: bi
    Ordinal: bigarren
    Multiplier: bikoitz
    Distributive: bina
    Collective: bikote
    Fractional: erdi

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Probably from Proto-Basque *biga (two), given the fact that dialectal forms like biga and bida (with *-g- > -d-) are phonetically more conservative.[1][2] Often compared with Iberian bi (two).[3]

Pronunciation edit

Numeral edit

bi

  1. two

Usage notes edit

  • This number can appear after the noun, especially in Biscay; but, just like all other numerals apart from bat, it is much more commonly placed before the noun.

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

References edit

  1. ^ bi” in Etymological Dictionary of Basque by R. L. Trask, sussex.ac.uk
  2. ^ Mitxelena, Koldo L. (1961) Fonética histórica vasca [Basque Historical Phonetics] (Obras completas de Luis Michelena; 1) (in Spanish), Diputación Foral de Guipuzkoa, published 1990, →ISBN, page 413
  3. ^ Orduña A., Eduardo (2011), “Los numerales ibéricos y el protovasco [Iberian numerals and Proto-Basque]”, in Veleia[1] (in Spanish), volume 28, pages 125–139

Further reading edit

  • bi” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia [General Basque Dictionary], euskaltzaindia.eus
  • "bi" in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia [Dictionary of the Basque Academy], euskaltzaindia.eus
  • Azkue, Resurrección María de (1905–1906), “bi”, in Diccionario vasco-español-francés = Dictionnaire basque-espagnol-français [Basque-Spanish-French Dictionary] (in Spanish and French), volume 1, Bilbao, page 162

Bislama edit

Etymology edit

From English bee.

Noun edit

bi

  1. bee

Borôro edit

Verb edit

bi

  1. to die

Bura edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

  1. bin for grain storage

References edit

Danish edit

 
Danish Wikipedia has articles on:
bi and Bier
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Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *bijō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰey-. Cognate with English bee.

Noun edit

bi c (singular definite bien, plural indefinite bier)

  1. bee
Inflection edit

See also edit

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from Middle Low German , from Proto-Germanic *bi (near, around). Related to English by and German bei.

Adverb edit

bi

  1. by
Usage notes edit
  • Only in certain fixed phrases that are borrowed from German, like stå bi (German beistehen).

Etymology 3 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb edit

bi

  1. imperative of bie

Dongxiang edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Mongolic *bi (I). Compare Mongolian би (bi).

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

bi (Xiaojing spellingبی⁩)

  1. I (first-person singular personal pronoun)

Drung edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-bəj-n/k.

Verb edit

bi

  1. to give

References edit

  • Ross Perlin (2019) A Grammar of Trung[3], Santa Barbara: University of California

Dutch edit

Etymology edit

Clipping of biseksueel.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

bi (invariable, comparative meer bi, superlative meest bi)

  1. (colloquial) bisexual

Finnish edit

Etymology edit

From English bi.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbi/, [ˈbi]
  • IPA(key): /ˈbiː/, [ˈbiː]
  • Rhymes: -i
  • Syllabification(key): bi

Noun edit

bi (colloquial)

  1. bi (bisexual)

Declension edit

Further reading edit

French edit

Etymology edit

From bissexuel, or possibly directly from English bi.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

bi m or f by sense (plural bis)

  1. bi, bisexual person

Adjective edit

bi (invariable)

  1. bi, bisexual

Further reading edit

German edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

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bi (strong nominative masculine singular bier, not comparable)

  1. (informal) bi

Gothic edit

Romanization edit

bi

  1. Romanization of 𐌱𐌹

Guerrero Amuzgo edit

Adjective edit

bi

  1. green

Isthmus Zapotec edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

bi

  1. wind

Italian edit

Alternative forms edit

  • be (obsolete, regional)

Etymology edit

From Latin (the name of the letter B).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbi/
  • Rhymes: -i
  • Hyphenation:

Noun edit

bi f (invariable)

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

See also edit

Japanese edit

Romanization edit

bi

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Kalasha edit

Etymology edit

From Sanskrit बीज (bīja), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *bíHȷ́am. Cognate with Konkani बी () and Parachi bīz (seed-corn).

Noun edit

bi

  1. a seed
  2. semen
  3. moth larva

Related terms edit

Kangjia edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Mongolic *bi. Compare Mongolian би (bi) and Dongxiang bi.

Pronoun edit

bi

  1. I

Kaure edit

Noun edit

bi

  1. water

References edit

  • C. L. Voorhoeve, 1975. Languages of Irian Jaya Checklist, Canberra: Pacific Linguistics, p.108
  • Bill Palmer, editor (2018) The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area: A Comprehensive Guide, Padua: De Gruyter Mouton, →OCLC, page 457

Low German edit

Etymology edit

From Old Saxon , from Proto-Germanic *bi.

Pronunciation edit

Preposition edit

bi

  1. at, with
    Bi us is dat ümmer Feest.
    With us it's always a party.
  2. by
    Wi wahnt in en Huus bi de Meer.
    I live in a house by the lake.
  3. around, about (often in combination with üm)
    Dat weer üm bi so'n twintig Johr vör.
    It was about twenty years ago.

Inflection edit

Adverb edit

bi

  1. alongside, with
  2. in order to adjust or improve

Maltese edit

Pronunciation edit

Preposition edit

bi

  1. Alternative form of b’: used before a consonant cluster

Manchu edit

Romanization edit

bi

  1. Romanization of ᠪᡳ

Mandarin edit

Romanization edit

bi

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes edit

  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Masurian edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Old Polish by.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈbi]
  • Syllabification: bi

Particle edit

bi

  1. forms the conditional mood; would, would've
  2. kind of; sort of

Conjunction edit

bi

  1. (conditional) if
  2. creates a subordinate clause expressing aim or purpose, one's goal; to, so that, for that, in order to
  3. (comparative) as if
  4. (repeated) or... or

Further reading edit

  • Zofia Stamirowska (1987-2021), “by”, in Anna Basara, editor, Słownik gwar Ostródzkiego, Warmii i Mazur, volume 1, Zakład Narodowy im. Ossolińskich Wydawnictwo Polskiej Akademii Nauk, →ISBN, page 253-254

Middle Dutch edit

Etymology edit

From Old Dutch bi, from Proto-West Germanic *bī.

Pronunciation edit

Preposition edit

bi

  1. by, near, around
  2. beside, alongside
  3. at, with
  4. among
  5. during
  6. by (the work of)
  7. because of

Descendants edit

  • Dutch: bij
  • Limburgish: bie

Adverb edit

bi

  1. by, near, around

Descendants edit

Further reading edit

  • bi (I)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • bi (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “bi”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN

Middle English edit

Preposition edit

bi

  1. Alternative form of by

Mirandese edit

Verb edit

bi

  1. first-person singular preterite indicative of ber: I saw.
    • 2011, Ana Afonso, L Princepico Chapter 1:
      Quando you tenie seis anhos, bi ua beça ua eimaige mi guapa nun lhibro subre la floresta birge que se chamaba "Stórias Bibidas".
      • 1948 translation by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
        Once when I was six years old I saw a magnificent picture in a book, called True Stories from Nature, about the primeval forest.

Namuyi edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [bi˧]
  • Hyphenation: bi

Verb edit

bi

  1. (intransitive) to go

References edit

  • Štěpán Pavlík (2017) The Description of Namuzi Language[5], Prague: Charles University (PhD Thesis), page 50

North Frisian edit

Noun edit

bi f

  1. (Mooring) bee

Northern Kurdish edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Iranian *pati-.

Pronunciation edit

Preposition edit

bi

  1. by
  2. with

Nzadi edit

Pronoun edit

  1. we (first-person plural pronoun)

See also edit

Old Dutch edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-West Germanic *bī.

Pronunciation edit

Preposition edit

  1. by, near
  2. at, with

Descendants edit

  • Middle Dutch: bi

Further reading edit

  • ”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old English edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-West Germanic *bī (near, by, around, about).

Pronunciation edit

Preposition edit

  1. about (concerning)
  2. by, in various senses:
    1. near or next to
    2. not later than
    3. based on, according to

Descendants edit

Old High German edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-West Germanic *bī, from Proto-Germanic *bi, whence also Old English bi.

Preposition edit

  1. by
  2. at

Descendants edit

  • Alemannic German:
  • German: bei
  • Vilamovian: by
  • Yiddish: ⁧בײַ(bay)

Old Saxon edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-West Germanic *bī, whence also Old English bi.

Preposition edit

  1. by, near, to
  2. beside

Descendants edit

Phalura edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

Particle edit

bi (discourse, Perso-Arabic spellingبیۡ⁩)

  1. also, too
  2. else, at all
  3. even

References edit

  • Liljegren, Henrik; Haider, Naseem (2011) Palula Vocabulary (FLI Language and Culture Series; 7)‎[6], Islamabad, Pakistan: Forum for Language Initiatives, →ISBN

Portuguese edit

Pronunciation edit

  • Rhymes: -i

Adjective edit

bi (invariable)

  1. (LGBT, colloquial) Abbreviation of bissexual (sexually attracted to persons of either sex).

Noun edit

bi m or f by sense (plural bis)

  1. (LGBT, colloquial) Abbreviation of bissexual (bisexual person).

Noun edit

bi f (plural bis)

  1. (Brazil, LGBT, slang) Abbreviation of bicha (flammer).

Sardinian edit

Etymology edit

From Latin ibi.

Pronoun edit

bi (adverbial)

  1. there (at a place)
  2. there, thither (to there)
    Synonyms: i, nche

Scots edit

Preposition edit

bi

  1. by

Scottish Gaelic edit

Etymology edit

From Old Irish . Cognate with Irish and Manx bee.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /pi/, lengthened to /piː/ when emphatic.
  • Hyphenation: bi

Verb edit

bi (past bha, future bidh, verbal noun bhith)

  1. (copulative) to be
  2. (intransitive) to exist
  3. (auxiliary) Used with air to form various tenses with perfect meaning

Inflection edit

Related terms edit

Mutation edit

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
bi bhi
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References edit

  • Colin Mark (2003), “bi”, in The Gaelic-English dictionary, London: Routledge, →ISBN, page 75
  • Edward Dwelly (1911), “bi”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN

Serbo-Croatian edit

Verb edit

bi

  1. second-person singular aorist of biti
    On bi tamo jučer. (archaic)
    He was there yesterday.
  2. third-person singular aorist of biti
    On bi u školi tad. (archaic)
    She was at school then.
  3. (colloquial, conditional) aorist of biti; would
    Ja bi također išao da mogu.I would go as well if I could.
    Je li bi htio ići s nama?Would you like to go with us?
    Ivana bi htjela ići s nama.Ivana would like to go with us.
    Mi/Oni bi voljeli jednog dana posjetiti Japan.We/They would like to visit Japan one day.
    Voljeli bi jednog dana posjetiti Japan.We/They would like to visit Japan one day.

Usage notes edit

  • In colloquial Serbo-Croatian, bi is commonly used in place of other aorist forms when forming conditional of biti in both singular and plural if the subject is deducible from context (usually from the conjugated form of the verb). That is, bi is a shared shorthand for bih, bismo, biste and biše.

Solon edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Tungusic *bi. Cognate with Evenki би (bi) and Manchu ᠪᡳ (bi).

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

bi

  1. I

Southern Ndebele edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Bantu *-bɪ́ɪ̀.

Adjective edit

-bí

  1. bad
  2. evil
  3. ugly

Inflection edit

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

Spanish edit

Adjective edit

bi (invariable)

  1. bi (bisexual)

Swazi edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Bantu *-bɪ́ɪ̀.

Adjective edit

-bí

  1. bad
  2. evil
  3. ugly

Inflection edit

Adjective concord, tone H
Modifier Copulative
1st singular lengimubi ngimubi
2nd singular lomubi umubi
1st plural lesibabi sibabi
2nd plural lenibabi nibabi
Class 1 lomubi mubi
Class 2 lababi babi
Class 3 lomubi mubi
Class 4 lemibi mibi
Class 5 lelibi libi
Class 6 lamabi mabi
Class 7 lesibi sibi
Class 8 letimbi timbi
Class 9 lembi imbi
Class 10 letimbi timbi
Class 11 lolubi lubi
Class 14 lobubi bubi
Class 15 lokubi kubi
Class 17 lokubi kubi

Swedish edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Swedish , , from Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *bijō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰī-.

Noun edit

bi n

  1. bee
Usage notes edit
  • More rare spellings of the definite forms are bit/bits (singular) and bien/biens (plural). However, the spellings in the inflection box are the most common.
Declension edit
Declension of bi 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bi biet bin bina
Genitive bis biets bins binas
Derived terms edit

See also edit

Etymology 2 edit

Adjective edit

bi

  1. (informal) bisexual
    Synonym: bisexuell

See also edit

Etymology 3 edit

Adverb edit

bi (not comparable)

  1. (in some fixed expressions) by
    lyckan står den djärve bi
    fortune favors the bold
    (literally, “fortune stands by the brave”)
Related terms edit

References edit

Tagalog edit

Etymology edit

From English bee, the English name of the letter B/b. Ultimately from Latin . Doublet of be.

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: bi
  • IPA(key): /bi/, [bɪ]
  • Rhymes: -i

Noun edit

bi (Baybayin spelling ᜊᜒ)

  1. the name of the Latin-script letter B, in the Filipino alphabet.
    Synonyms: (in the Abakada alphabet) ba, (in the Abecedario) be

See also edit

Further reading edit

  • bi”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018

Teke-Tyee edit

Noun edit

bi (plural mabi)

  1. egg

Tok Pisin edit

 

Etymology edit

From English bee.

Noun edit

bi

  1. bee

Tooro edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Bantu *-bɪ́ɪ̀.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

-bi (declinable)

  1. bad
    Antonym: -rungi
  2. hideous, ugly
    Synonym: -rofu (dirty, ugly)
    Antonyms: -ecumi (clean, pretty), -rungi (pretty)

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

  • kubi (badly, in a bad way)

Related terms edit

  • -biiha (to become bad; to be ugly; to deceive)

References edit

  • Kaji, Shigeki (2007) A Rutooro Vocabulary[7] (in English), Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), →ISBN, page 377

Turkish edit

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

bi

  1. Alternative spelling of bi'

Adverb edit

bi

  1. Alternative spelling of bi'

Numeral edit

bi

  1. Alternative spelling of bi'

Vietnamese edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Adjective edit

bi

  1. (only in compounds) sad; sorrowful
See also edit
Derived terms

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from French bille.

Noun edit

(classifier cục, hòn, viên) bi

  1. a marble (spherical ball)
    bắn bito shoot marbles
  2. (billiards, snooker) a ball
    bi cáia cue ball
  3. (slang) a ball (testicle)
    Á! Dập bi tao rồi!
    Ow! My bawlls popped!
See also edit
Derived terms

Volapük edit

Conjunction edit

bi

  1. because

Welsh edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

bi f (plural biau)

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

Mutation edit

This word cannot be mutated.

See also edit

Xhosa edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Bantu *-bɪ́ɪ̀.

Adjective edit

-bí

  1. bad
  2. evil
  3. ugly

Inflection edit

Adjective concord, tone H
Modifier Copulative
positive negative positive negative
1st singular endimbi endingembi ndimbi andimbi
2nd singular ombi ongembi umbi awumbi
1st plural esibabi esingebabi sibabi asibabi
2nd plural enibabi eningebabi nibabi anibabi
Class 1 ombi ongembi mbi akambi
Class 2 ababi abangebabi babi abababi
Class 3 ombi ongembi mbi awumbi
Class 4 emibi engemibi mibi ayimibi
Class 5 elibi elingelibi libi alilibi
Class 6 amabi angemabi mabi awamabi
Class 7 esibi esingesibi sibi asisibi
Class 8 ezimbi ezingezimbi zimbi azizimbi
Class 9 embi engembi imbi ayiyimbi
Class 10 ezimbi ezingezimbi zimbi azizimbi
Class 11 olubi olungelubi lubi alulubi
Class 14 obubi obungebubi bubi abububi
Class 15 okubi okungekubi kubi akukubi
Class 17 okubi okungekubi kubi akukubi

Yoruba edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Noun edit

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

See also edit

Etymology 2 edit

Conjunction edit

  1. (conditional) if
Derived terms edit

Etymology 3 edit

Conjunction edit

  1. (subordinating conjunction) how
    Wọ́n kọ́ wa a ti lè ṣe é.
    They taught us how to do it.
  2. Alternative spelling of bíi (like, as)

Etymology 4 edit

Conjunction edit

  1. when, as soon as
    a ti jáde ni wọ́n dé.
    As soon as we left, they arrived.

Etymology 5 edit

Conjunction edit

  1. subordinating conjunction used solely with intensifiers such as àfi, àyàmọ̀, àyàṣe, and àdàmọ̀

Etymology 6 edit

Particle edit

  1. question marker that can be used at the end of a yes-no question
    Ẹ̀yin lọ ?Did you go?

Etymology 7 edit

Cognate with Igala (to give birth to)

Alternative forms edit

Verb edit

  1. (transitive) to give birth to
    Ọmọ mẹ́rin l'ó .
    She gave birth to four children.
  2. (intransitive) to increase
Derived terms edit

Etymology 8 edit

Verb edit

  1. (with inú) to be angry
    Synonym: bínú
    Inú ń miI'm angry
Derived terms edit

Etymology 9 edit

Likely cognate with Igala bi (to beg for; to pray for)

Verb edit

bi

  1. (transitive) to ask, to interrogate
    Mo bi í nípa àwọn ọ̀rẹ́ rẹ̀.
    I asked him about his friends.
Derived terms edit

Etymology 10 edit

Verb edit

bi

  1. (transitive) to push, to jostle

Etymology 11 edit

Verb edit

bi

  1. (transitive) to cause one to gain an evil reward for a prior evil committed

Etymology 12 edit

Verb edit

  1. (transitive) to vomit, to throw up
    Synonyms: , pọ̀

Verb edit

bi

  1. Alternative form of (to vomit) used before object nouns
    Ó ti bi oúnjẹ rẹ̀.
    He's thrown up his food.

Derived terms edit

Etymology 13 edit

Verb edit

  1. (intransitive) to sway, to push back

Zaghawa edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

bi

  1. water

References edit

Zhuang edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Tai *piːᴬ (year). Cognate with Thai ปี (bpii), Northern Thai ᨸᩦ, Lao ປີ (), ᦔᦲ (ṗii), Shan ပီ (pǐi), Tai Nüa ᥙᥤ (pi), Phake ပီ (), Ahom 𑜆𑜣 (), Bouyei bil.

Classifier edit

bi (Sawndip forms 𭯌 or 𭽨 or 𭙂, 1957–1982 spelling bi)

  1. year
    Synonym: nienz
  2. year old
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

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

Verb edit

bi (1957–1982 spelling bi)

  1. (intransitive) to swing; to sway; to rock
  2. (transitive) to swing; to rock; to wag
  3. to swing (on a swing)

Zou edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Kuki-Chin *ɓuu, from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *pru(w). Cognates include Mandarin (bāo, womb).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /bǐ/
  • Hyphenation: bi

Noun edit

  1. nest

References edit

  • Philip Thanglienmang (2014), “Zou Tonology”, in Indian Linguistics, volume 75, issue 1-2, →ISSN

Zulu edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Bantu *-bɪ́ɪ̀.

Adjective edit

-bí

  1. bad
  2. evil
  3. ugly

Inflection edit

Adjective concord, tone H
Modifier Copulative
positive negative positive negative
1st singular engimubi engingemubi ngimubi angimubi
2nd singular omubi ongemubi umubi awumubi
1st plural esibabi esingebabi sibabi asibabi
2nd plural enibabi eningebabi nibabi anibabi
Class 1 omubi ongemubi mubi akamubi
Class 2 ababi abangebabi babi abababi
Class 3 omubi ongemubi mubi awumubi
Class 4 emibi engemibi mibi ayimibi
Class 5 elibi elingelibi libi alilibi
Class 6 amabi angemabi mabi awamabi
Class 7 esibi esingesibi sibi asisibi
Class 8 ezimbi ezingezimbi zimbi azizimbi
Class 9 embi engembi, engeyimbi imbi, yimbi ayiyimbi
Class 10 ezimbi ezingezimbi zimbi azizimbi
Class 11 olubi olungelubi lubi alulubi
Class 14 obubi obungebubi bubi abububi
Class 15 okubi okungekubi kubi akukubi
Class 17 okubi okungekubi kubi akukubi

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