See also: bij-

AlbanianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *būnja, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰuH- (to grow) (compare Ancient Greek φύω (phúō), Old Armenian բուսանիմ (busanim, to plant, germinate), Sanskrit भुवन (bhúvana, existence).

VerbEdit

bij (first-person singular past tense biva, participle birë)

  1. to sprout, grow out

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CzechEdit

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bij

  1. second-person singular imperative of bít

DutchEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

  • by (for the preposition)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bɛi̯/
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  • Hyphenation: bij
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯

Etymology 1Edit

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

PrepositionEdit

bij

  1. at, with
    Bij ons is het altijd feest.
    With us it's always a party.
  2. by, close to
    Ik woon in een hutje bij de zee.
    I live in a little hut by the sea.
  3. to, towards
    Kom bij mij!
    Come to me!
  4. (obsolete) by, through, by means of, through the action or presence of
InflectionEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Jersey Dutch: bai
  • Negerhollands: bi, bie
  • Petjo: bij
  • Skepi Creole Dutch: bi

AdverbEdit

bij

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

From Middle Dutch bië, from Old Dutch *bīa, from Proto-Germanic *bijō.

NounEdit

bij f (plural bijen, diminutive bijtje n)

  1. bee, insect of the clade Anthophila
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Afrikaans: by
  • Jersey Dutch: bāi

Lower SorbianEdit

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VerbEdit

bij

  1. second-person singular imperative of biś

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bij

  1. second-person singular imperative of bić

West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian , from Proto-Germanic *bijō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bij c (plural bijen, diminutive bijke)

  1. bee

Further readingEdit

  • bij”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011