See also: CEI and cèi

LolopoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Loloish *can¹ (Bradley). Cognate with Sichuan Yi (che), Burmese ဆန် (hcan).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cei 

  1. (Yao'an) rice plant, paddy

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

cei

  1. Nonstandard spelling of cèi.

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.

RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

DeterminerEdit

cei

  1. masculine plural of cel (nominative and accusative)

VenetianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

cei m pl

  1. masculine plural of ceo

WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Middle English key keye (cognate with Breton kae, Cornish kay). Doublet of cae.

NounEdit

cei m (plural ceiau)

  1. quay

Further readingEdit

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “cei”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

Etymology 2Edit

Inflected form of cael (to have).

Alternative formsEdit

  • caiff (imperative; literary)
  • cymer (imperative; colloquial)

VerbEdit

cei

  1. inflection of cael:
    1. second-person singular present indicative/future
    2. second-person singular imperative colloquial

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cei gei nghei chei
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.