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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From bisexual.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bi (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial) Bisexual.
    I'm straight, but my oldest sister is bi.
TranslationsEdit

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Mandarin ()

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bi (plural bi)

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

See alsoEdit

AnagramsEdit


BasqueEdit

Basque cardinal numbers
 <  1 2 3  > 
    Cardinal : bi
    Ordinal : bigarren

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

bi

  1. two

DanishEdit

 
Danish Wikipedia has articles on:
bi and Bier
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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: -i

NounEdit

bi c (singular definite bien, plural indefinite bier)

  1. bee

InflectionEdit

See alsoEdit

VerbEdit

bi

  1. imperative of bie

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From biseksueel.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. (colloquial) bisexual

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From bissexuel, or possibly directly from English bi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bi m, f (plural bis)

  1. bi, bisexual person

AdjectiveEdit

bi (invariable)

  1. bi, bisexual

Further readingEdit


GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

bi

  1. Romanization of 𐌱𐌹

Guerrero AmuzgoEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bi

  1. green

Isthmus ZapotecEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bi

  1. wind

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin (the name of the letter B).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bi/
  • Rhymes: -i
  • Stress: bì
  • Hyphenation: bi

NounEdit

bi f (invariable)

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

See alsoEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

bi

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

KalashaEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

bi

  1. a seed
  2. semen
  3. moth larva

Related termsEdit


KurdishEdit

PrepositionEdit

bi

  1. by
  2. with

LojbanEdit

Lojban cardinal numbers
 <  ze bi so  > 
    Cardinal : bi
    Ordinal : bimai
    Adverbial : biroi
    Distributive : bimei
    Quantified : bimoi
    Higher-Order Ordinal : bimo'o

PronunciationEdit

CmavoEdit

bi (rafsi biv)

  1. (cardinal) eight
    le bi gerku
    the eight dogs

Derived termsEdit


Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Saxon , from Proto-Germanic *bi.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

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.

InflectionEdit

AdverbEdit

bi

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

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

bi

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

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 DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

bi

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

AdverbEdit

bi

  1. by, near, around

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • bi (I)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • bi (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • bi”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English bi, from Proto-Germanic *bi.

PrepositionEdit

bi

  1. by
    • 1407, The Testimony of William Thorpe, pages 40–41
      And I seide, “Ser, in his tyme maister Ioon Wiclef was holden of ful many men the grettis clerk that thei knewen lyuynge vpon erthe. And therwith he was named, as I gesse worthili, a passing reuli man and an innocent in al his lyuynge. And herfore grete men of kunnynge and other also drowen myche to him, and comownede ofte with him. And thei sauouriden so his loore that thei wroten it bisili and enforsiden hem to rulen hem theraftir… Maister Ion Aston taughte and wroot acordingli and ful bisili, where and whanne and to whom he myghte, and he vsid it himsilf, I gesse, right perfyghtli vnto his lyues eende. Also Filip of Repintoun whilis he was a chanoun of Leycetre, Nycol Herforde, dane Geffrey of Pikeringe, monke of Biland and a maistir dyuynyte, and Ioon Purueye, and manye other whiche weren holden rightwise men and prudent, taughten and wroten bisili this forseide lore of Wiclef, and conformeden hem therto. And with alle these men I was ofte homli and I comownede with hem long tyme and fele, and so bifore alle othir men I chees wilfulli to be enformed bi hem and of hem, and speciali of Wiclef himsilf, as of the moost vertuous and goodlich wise man that I herde of owhere either knew. And herfore of Wicleef speciali and of these men I toke the lore whiche I haue taughte and purpose to lyue aftir, if God wole, to my lyues ende.”

DescendantsEdit

  • English: by

MirandeseEdit

VerbEdit

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.

North FrisianEdit

NounEdit

bi f

  1. (Mooring) bee

Old DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *bi.

PrepositionEdit

  1. by, near
  2. at, with

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle Dutch: bi

Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *bi (near, by, around, about), q.v.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

  1. by, near, around, to, in, at, about, with
  2. beside

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: bi
    • English: by

Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PrepositionEdit

  1. by
  2. at

DescendantsEdit


Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PrepositionEdit

  1. by, near, to
  2. beside

DescendantsEdit


PortugueseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bi (plural bi, comparable)

  1. bisexual (sexually attracted to persons of either sex)

SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

bi m f (plural bis)

  1. bisexual (bisexual person)

SynonymsEdit


ScotsEdit

PrepositionEdit

bi

  1. by

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish (imperative singular of at·tá), from Proto-Celtic *buyo-, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰuH-

VerbEdit

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

  1. be, exist

InflectionEdit

Infinitive a bhith
Imperative bi
Present participle a' bhith
Past participle air a bhith
Present tense Past tense Future tense Conditional
Basic form tha bha bidh/bithidh bhithinn/bhiodh/bhiomaid
Dependent form bheil robh bi bithinn/biodh/biomaid
Impersonal form thathar bhathar bithear bhiteadh

Related termsEdit

MutationEdit

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.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit


SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bi (invariable)

  1. bi (bisexual)

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

bi n

  1. bee
Usage notesEdit
  • 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.
DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

bi

  1. (informal) bisexual

Etymology 3Edit

AdverbEdit

bi (not comparable)

  1. (in some fixed expressions) by
Related termsEdit

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English bee.

NounEdit

bi

  1. bee

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French bille.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(classifier hòn, viên) bi

  1. a marble (spherical ball)
  2. (billiards, snooker) a ball
  3. (slang) a ball (testicle)
    Á! Dập bi tao rồi!
    Ow! Mah bawlls pahpped!

Derived termsEdit


VolapükEdit

ConjunctionEdit

bi

  1. because

WelshEdit

NounEdit

bi

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

MutationEdit

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

See alsoEdit


ZaghawaEdit

NounEdit

bi

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Christopher Ehret, A Historical-comparative Reconstruction of Nilo-Saharan (2001, ISBN 3896450980

ZhuangEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *piːᴬ (year). Cognate with Thai ปี (bpii), Northern Thai ᨸᩦ, Lao ປີ (), ᦔᦲ (ṗii), Shan ပီ (pii1), Ahom 𑜆𑜣 (pii).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /pi˨˦/
  • Tone numbers: bi1
  • Hyphenation: bi

NounEdit

bi (old orthography bi, Sawndip forms 𭯌, 𭽨, 𭙂)

  1. year
  2. year old

SynonymsEdit


ZuluEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nguni *-bí, from Proto-Bantu *-bɪ́ɪ̀.

AdjectiveEdit

-bi?

  1. bad
  2. evil
  3. ugly

InflectionEdit

Adjective concord, tone class H
Modifier Copulative
1st singular engimubi ngimubi
2nd singular omubi umubi
1st plural esibabi sibabi
2nd plural enibabi nibabi
Class 1 omubi mubi
Class 2 ababi babi
Class 3 omubi mubi
Class 4 emibi mibi
Class 5 elibi libi
Class 6 amabi mabi
Class 7 esibi sibi
Class 8 ezimbi zimbi
Class 9 embi imbi
Class 10 ezimbi zimbi
Class 11 olubi lubi
Class 14 obubi bubi
Class 15 okubi kubi
Class 17 okubi kubi

Derived termsEdit