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Etymology

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From Hindi बीबी (bībī), from Classical Persian بی‌بی (bī-bī).

Noun

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bibi (plural bibis)

  1. (India) A grandmother.
  2. (India, obsolete) A European woman in British India; sometimes a married man's mistress.
    • 2010, Stephen Markel, Tushara Bindu Gude, India's Fabled City: The Art of Courtly Lucknow, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, page 59:
      The bibis of European men were treated in the same way as upper-class Muslim women, that is, they were kept hidden from view and did not mingle socially with men.

Alternative forms

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Acehnese

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bibiʀ

Pronunciation

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IPA(key): /bibi/

Noun

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bibi

  1. lip

Alangan

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Noun

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bibî

  1. mouth

Azerbaijani

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Other scripts
Cyrillic биби
Abjad بیبی

Etymology

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From Persian بی‌بی (bi-bi).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [biˈbi]
  • Audio (Baku):(file)
  • Hyphenation: bi‧bi

Noun

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bibi (definite accusative bibini, plural bibilər)

  1. paternal aunt ("syster of one's father")
    Coordinate terms: əmi (maternal uncle), dayı (maternal uncle), xala (paternal aunt)

Declension

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    Declension of bibi
singular plural
nominative bibi
bibilər
definite accusative bibini
bibiləri
dative bibiyə
bibilərə
locative bibidə
bibilərdə
ablative bibidən
bibilərdən
definite genitive bibinin
bibilərin
    Possessive forms of bibi
nominative
singular plural
mənim (my) bibim bibilərim
sənin (your) bibin bibilərin
onun (his/her/its) bibisi bibiləri
bizim (our) bibimiz bibilərimiz
sizin (your) bibiniz bibiləriniz
onların (their) bibisi or bibiləri bibiləri
accusative
singular plural
mənim (my) bibimi bibilərimi
sənin (your) bibini bibilərini
onun (his/her/its) bibisini bibilərini
bizim (our) bibimizi bibilərimizi
sizin (your) bibinizi bibilərinizi
onların (their) bibisini or bibilərini bibilərini
dative
singular plural
mənim (my) bibimə bibilərimə
sənin (your) bibinə bibilərinə
onun (his/her/its) bibisinə bibilərinə
bizim (our) bibimizə bibilərimizə
sizin (your) bibinizə bibilərinizə
onların (their) bibisinə or bibilərinə bibilərinə
locative
singular plural
mənim (my) bibimdə bibilərimdə
sənin (your) bibində bibilərində
onun (his/her/its) bibisində bibilərində
bizim (our) bibimizdə bibilərimizdə
sizin (your) bibinizdə bibilərinizdə
onların (their) bibisində or bibilərində bibilərində
ablative
singular plural
mənim (my) bibimdən bibilərimdən
sənin (your) bibindən bibilərindən
onun (his/her/its) bibisindən bibilərindən
bizim (our) bibimizdən bibilərimizdən
sizin (your) bibinizdən bibilərinizdən
onların (their) bibisindən or bibilərindən bibilərindən
genitive
singular plural
mənim (my) bibimin bibilərimin
sənin (your) bibinin bibilərinin
onun (his/her/its) bibisinin bibilərinin
bizim (our) bibimizin bibilərimizin
sizin (your) bibinizin bibilərinizin
onların (their) bibisinin or bibilərinin bibilərinin

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Barngarla

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Pronunciation

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Noun

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bibi

  1. egg
    Synonym: bardi

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Bikol Central

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Etymology 1

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Inherited from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bibi.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbibi/, [ˈbi.bi]
  • Hyphenation: bi‧bi

Noun

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bíbi (Basahan spelling ᜊᜒᜊᜒ)

  1. clam (freshwater type)
    Synonym: punaw
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Etymology 2

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbiʔbiʔ/, [ˈbiʔ.biʔ]
  • Hyphenation: bi‧bi

Verb

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bîbî (Basahan spelling ᜊᜒᜊᜒ)

  1. (archaic) to pray
    Synonyms: adyi, arang
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Cebuano

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Pronunciation

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  • Hyphenation: bi‧bi
  • IPA(key): /ˈbibi/, [ˈbi.bɪ]

Etymology 1

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Compare Hiligaynon bibi and Tagalog bibe.

Noun

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bíbi (Badlit spelling ᜊᜒᜊᜒ)

  1. a duck; any member of the form taxon of ducks
    Synonyms: pato, itik
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Etymology 2

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Unknown.

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bíbi (Badlit spelling ᜊᜒᜊᜒ)

  1. an edible saltwater clam, Venerupis philippinarum
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Dutch

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French bibi.

Pronunciation

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  • Hyphenation: bi‧bi

Pronoun

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bibi

  1. (informal, Belgium) yours truly (I, me or myself)
    Synonyms: ik, ikzelf

Usage notes

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The accompanying verb is conjugated in the 3rd person singular. The word also has a diminutive: bibieke.

French

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Adjective

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bibi (invariable)

  1. dual-mode

Noun

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bibi m (plural bibis)

  1. a small, lady's hat
  2. a bauble or trinket

Pronoun

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bibi

  1. (informal) yours truly (I, me or myself)

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Guinea-Bissau Creole

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Etymology

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From Portuguese beber. Cognate with Kabuverdianu bebi.

Verb

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bibi

  1. to drink

Hiligaynon

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Etymology 1

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Compare Cebuano bibi.

Noun

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bíbi

  1. duck

Etymology 2

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Unknown.

Noun

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bîbî or bíbì

  1. shore; beach

Hungarian

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ˈbibi]
  • Hyphenation: bi‧bi
  • Rhymes: -bi

Noun

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bibi (plural bibik)

  1. (childish) (minor) cut, wound
    Synonyms: seb, sérülés, sebesülés, (minor) karcolás
  2. (informal) something amiss, defect, problem, hitch, snag

Declension

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Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative bibi bibik
accusative bibit bibiket
dative bibinek bibiknek
instrumental bibivel bibikkel
causal-final bibiért bibikért
translative bibivé bibikké
terminative bibiig bibikig
essive-formal bibiként bibikként
essive-modal
inessive bibiben bibikben
superessive bibin bibiken
adessive bibinél bibiknél
illative bibibe bibikbe
sublative bibire bibikre
allative bibihez bibikhez
elative bibiből bibikből
delative bibiről bibikről
ablative bibitől bibiktől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
bibié bibiké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
bibiéi bibikéi
Possessive forms of bibi
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. bibim bibijeim
2nd person sing. bibid bibijeid
3rd person sing. bibije bibijei
1st person plural bibink bibijeink
2nd person plural bibitek bibijeitek
3rd person plural bibijük bibijeik

Derived terms

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Further reading

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  • bibi 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
  • bibi 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)

Indonesian

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Etymology

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From Malay bibi.

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Noun

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bibi (first-person possessive bibiku, second-person possessive bibimu, third-person possessive bibinya)

  1. (formal) aunt
    Synonym: tante
    Antonym: paman
  2. elderly woman (assumed have similar age to her/his aunt or based on appearance)
  3. (chiefly Jakarta, derogatory) female servant; maid

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Japanese

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Romanization

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bibi

  1. Rōmaji transcription of びび

Latin

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Verb

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bibī

  1. first-person singular perfect active indicative of bibō

Romani

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Etymology

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Possibly Borrowed from Persian بی‌بی.[1] Compare Hindi बीबी (bībī).[2]

Noun

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bibi f (nominative plural bibǎ)

  1. aunt

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  1. ^ Yaron Matras (2002) “Historical and linguistic origins”, in Romani: A Linguistic Introduction[1], Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 25
  2. ^ Boretzky, Norbert, Igla, Birgit (1994) “bibí”, in Wörterbuch Romani-Deutsch-Englisch für den südosteuropäischen Raum : mit einer Grammatik der Dialektvarianten [Romani-German-English dictionary for the Southern European region] (in German), Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, →ISBN, page 26

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  • Marcel Courthiade (2009) “i/e bib/i, -ǎ ʒ. -ǎ, -ěn”, in Melinda Rézműves, editor, Morri angluni rromane ćhibǎqi evroputni lavustik = Első rromani nyelvű európai szótáram : cigány, magyar, angol, francia, spanyol, német, ukrán, román, horvát, szlovák, görög [My First European-Romani Dictionary: Romani, Hungarian, English, French, Spanish, German, Ukrainian, Romanian, Croatian, Slovak, Greek] (overall work in Hungarian and English), Budapest: Fővárosi Onkormányzat Cigány Ház--Romano Kher, →ISBN
  • Yūsuke Sumi (2018) “bibi”, in ニューエクスプレスプラス ロマ(ジプシー)語 [New Express Plus Romani (Gypsy)] (in Japanese), Tokyo: Hakusuisha, published 2021, →ISBN, →OCLC, page 22

Rukai

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Etymology

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Compare Malay bebek and Tagalog bibe.

Noun

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bibi

  1. duck

Spanish

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Etymology

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Short for biberón.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbibi/ [ˈbi.β̞i]
  • Rhymes: -ibi
  • Syllabification: bi‧bi

Noun

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bibi m (plural bibis)

  1. (colloquial) baby bottle

Swahili

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Alternative forms

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  • (abbreviation) Bi.

Etymology

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Borrowed from Omani Arabic بيبي (bībi), from Persian بی‌بی (bi-bi).

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bibi (ma class, plural mabibi)

  1. lady; mistress (female master or the female equivalent of a gentleman)
  2. Mrs.
  3. grandmother
  4. (card games) queen

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Playing cards in Swahili · karata za kucheza (layout · text)
             
ree, rea, rei mbili tatu nne tano sita saba
             
nane tisa kumi ghulamu, mzungu wa tatu malkia, mzungu wa pili, bibi mfalme, mzungu wa nne, basha jokari

Ternate

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bibi

  1. any of several fish in Tetraodontidae and Ostraciidae

References

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

Tetum

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Noun

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bibi

  1. goat

Thao

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bibi

  1. (anatomy) chin

Turkish

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Etymology

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From Ottoman Turkish بی بی (bîbî), from Persian بی‌بی (bi-bi).

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  • IPA(key): /biˈbi/
  • Hyphenation: bi‧bi

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bibi (definite accusative bibiyi, plural bibiler)

  1. (colloquial) paternal aunt (sister of someone's father)

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Tyap

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Etymology

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Short for a̱bi + a̱bi.

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Noun

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bibi

  1. graves

Yami

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Noun

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bibi

  1. duck