See also: Bice, biće, and biče

English

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From French bis, akin to Italian bigio (light gray, tawny). Doublet of beige.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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bice (countable and uncountable, plural bices)

  1. A pale blue pigment, prepared from the native blue carbonate of copper, or from smalt.
  2. A cobalt blue pigment.

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Afar

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /biˈħe/, [bɪˈħɛ]
  • Hyphenation: bi‧ce

Verb

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bicé

  1. (transitive) be able to
  2. (transitive) be prepared to

Conjugation

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    Conjugation of bice (type II verb)
1st singular 2nd singular 3rd singular 1st plural 2nd plural 3rd plural
m f
perfective V-affirmative bicéh bictéh bicéh bictéh bicnéh bicteeníh biceeníh
N-affirmative bicé bicté bicé bicté bicné bictén bicén
negative mábicinniyo mábicinnito mábicinna mábicinna mábicinnino mábicinniton mábicinnon
imperfective V-affirmative bicáh bictáh bicáh bictáh bicnáh bictaanáh bicaanáh
N-affirmative bicá bictá bicá bictá bicná bictán bicán
negative mábica mábicta mábica mábicta mábicna mábictan mábican
prospective V-affirmative bicéliyoh
bicéyyoh
bicélitoh
bicéttoh
bicéleh bicéleh bicélinoh
bicénnoh
bicélitoonuh
bicéttoonuh
bicéloonuh
N-affirmative bicéliyo
bicéyyo
bicélito
bicétto
bicéle bicéle bicélino
bicénno
bicéliton
bicétton
bicélon
conjunctive I V-affirmative bícuh bíctuh bícuh bíctuh bícuh bictóonuh bicóonuh
N-affirmative bícu bíctu bícu bíctu bícu bictón bicón
negative bicé wáyuh bicé wáytuh bicé wáyuh bicé wáytuh bicé wáynuh bicé waytóonuh bicé wóonuh
conjunctive II V-affirmative bicánkeh bictánkeh bicánkeh bictánkeh bicnánkeh bictaanánkeh bicaanánkeh
N-affirmative bicánke bictánke bicánke bictánke bicnánke bictaanánke bicaanánke
negative bicé wáankeh bicé waytánkeh bicé wáankeh bicé waytánkeh bicé waynánkeh bicé waytaanánkeh bicé wáankeh
jussive affirmative bícay bíctay bícay bíctay bícay bictóonay bicóonay
negative bicé wáay bicé wáytay bicé wáay bicé wáytay bicé wáynay bicé waytóonay bicé wóonay
past
conditional
affirmative bicinniyóy bicinnitóy bicinnáy bicinnáy bicinninóy bicinnitoonúy bicinnoonúy
negative bicé wanniyóy bicé wannitóy bicé wannáy bicé wannáy bicé wanninóy bicé wannitoonúy bicé wanninoonúy
present
conditional I
affirmative bicék bicték bicék bicték bicnék bicteeník biceeník
negative bicé wéek bicé wayték bicé wéek bicé wayték bicé waynék bicé wayteeník bicé weeník
singular plural singular plural
consultative affirmative bicóo bicnóo imperative affirmative bíc bíca
negative mabicóo mabicnóo negative mábicin mábicina
-h converb -i form -k converb -in(n)uh converb -innuk converb infinitive indefinite participle
V-focus N-focus
bícah bíci bícak bicínnuh bicínnuk bicíyya bicináanih bicináan
Compound tenses
past perfect affirmative perfective + perfective of én or sugé
present perfect affirmative perfective + imperfective of én
future perfect affirmative perfective + prospective of sugé
past progressive -k converb + imperfective of én or sugé
present progressive affirmative imperfect + imperfective of én
future progressive -k converb + prospective of sugé
immediate future affirmative conjunctive I + imperfective of wée
imperfect potential I affirmative conjunctive I + imperfective of takké
imperfect
potential II
affirmative imperfective + -m + takké
negative bicé + imperfective of wée + -m + takké
perfect
potential
affirmative perfective + -m + takké
negative bicé + perfective of wée + -m + takké
present
conditional II
affirmative imperfective + object pronoun + tekkék
negative bicé + perfective of wée + object pronoun + tekkék
perfect
conditional
affirmative perfective + imperfective of sugé + -k
negative perfective + sugé + imperfective of wée -k
irrealis bicé + perfective of xaaxé or raaré

References

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  • E. M. Parker, R. J. Hayward (1985) “bice”, in An Afar-English-French dictionary (with Grammatical Notes in English), University of London, →ISBN

Old Irish

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Adjective

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bice

  1. genitive singular feminine of bec

Mutation

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Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
bice bice
pronounced with /β(ʲ)-/
mbice
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.