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day

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2 & ISO 639-5 language code for Land Dayak languages.

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Etymology edit

From Middle English day, from Old English dæġ (day), from Proto-West Germanic *dag, from Proto-Germanic *dagaz (day); see there for more.

Cognate with Saterland Frisian Dai (day), West Frisian dei (day), Dutch dag (day), German Low German Dag (day), Alemannic German Däi (day), German Tag (day), Swedish, Norwegian and Danish dag (day), Icelandic dagur (day), Gothic 𐌳𐌰𐌲𐍃 (dags, day). Possible cognates beyond Germanic relatives include Albanian djeg (to burn), Lithuanian degti (to burn), Tocharian A tsäk-, Russian жечь (žečʹ, to burn) from *degti, дёготь (djógotʹ, tar, pitch), Sanskrit दाह (dāhá, heat), दहति (dáhati, to burn), Latin foveō (to warm, keep warm, incubate).

Latin diēs is a false cognate; it derives from Proto-Indo-European *dyew- (to shine).

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day (plural days)

  1. The time when the Sun is above the horizon and it lights the sky.
    Synonyms: daylight, upsun; see also Thesaurus:daytime
    Antonyms: night; see also Thesaurus:nighttime
    day and night;  I work at night and sleep during the day.
  2. A period of time equal or almost equal to a full day-night cycle.
    Synonym: nychthemeron
    I've been here for two days and a bit.
    1. The time taken for the Sun to seem to be in the same place in the sky twice; a solar day.
    2. The time taken for the Earth to make a full rotation about its axis with respect to the fixed stars; a sidereal day or stellar day.
  3. (informal or meteorology) A 24-hour period beginning at 6am or sunrise.
    Your 8am forecast: The high for the day will be 30 and the low, before dawn, will be 10.
  4. A period of time between two set times which mark the beginning and the end of day in a calendar, such as from midnight to the following midnight or (Judaism) from nightfall to the following nightfall.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:day
    The day begins at midnight.
    Monday is the first day of the week in many countries of the world.
  5. (astronomy) The rotational period of a planet.
    A day on Mars is slightly over 24 hours.
  6. The part of a day period which one spends at one’s job, school, etc.
    I worked two days last week.
    • 1913, Joseph C[rosby] Lincoln, chapter VII, in Mr. Pratt’s Patients, New York, N.Y., London: D[aniel] Appleton and Company, →OCLC:
      [] if you call my duds a ‘livery’ again there'll be trouble. It's bad enough to go around togged out like a life saver on a drill day, but I can stand that 'cause I'm paid for it. What I won't stand is to have them togs called a livery. []
  7. A specified time or period; time, considered with reference to the existence or prominence of a person or thing; age; time; era.
    Synonyms: era, epoch; see also Thesaurus:era
    every dog has its day;  in that day;  back in the day; in those days
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, →OCLC:
      This new-comer was a man who in any company would have seemed striking. [] Indeed, all his features were in large mold, like the man himself, as though he had come from a day when skin garments made the proper garb of men.
    • 1945 August 17, George Orwell [pseudonym; Eric Arthur Blair], chapter 6, in Animal Farm [], London: Secker & Warburg, →OCLC:
      If they had no more food than they had had in Jones's day, at least they did not have less.
    • 2011, Kat Martin, A Song for My Mother[200], Vanguard Press, →ISBN:
      In his senior year, he had run across an old '66 Chevy Super Sport headed for the junkyard, bought it for a song, and overhauled it with his dad's help, turning it into the big red muscle car it was back in its day.
  8. A period of contention of a day or less.
    The day belonged to the Allies.

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  • Sranan Tongo: dei

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day (third-person singular simple present days, present participle daying, simple past and past participle dayed)

  1. (rare, intransitive) To spend a day (in a place).
    • 1885, Richard F. Burton, chapter XXIII, in The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, volume I, The Burton Club, page 233:
      I nighted and dayed in Damascus town[.]

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Azerbaijani edit

Etymology edit

From Common Turkic *dāy.

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day (definite accusative dayı, plural daylar)

  1. colt, foal

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    Declension of day
singular plural
nominative day
daylar
definite accusative dayı
dayları
dative daya
daylara
locative dayda
daylarda
ablative daydan
daylardan
definite genitive dayın
dayların
    Possessive forms of day
nominative
singular plural
mənim (my) dayım daylarım
sənin (your) dayın dayların
onun (his/her/its) dayı dayları
bizim (our) dayımız daylarımız
sizin (your) dayınız daylarınız
onların (their) dayı or dayları dayları
accusative
singular plural
mənim (my) dayımı daylarımı
sənin (your) dayını daylarını
onun (his/her/its) dayını daylarını
bizim (our) dayımızı daylarımızı
sizin (your) dayınızı daylarınızı
onların (their) dayını or daylarını daylarını
dative
singular plural
mənim (my) dayıma daylarıma
sənin (your) dayına daylarına
onun (his/her/its) dayına daylarına
bizim (our) dayımıza daylarımıza
sizin (your) dayınıza daylarınıza
onların (their) dayına or daylarına daylarına
locative
singular plural
mənim (my) dayımda daylarımda
sənin (your) dayında daylarında
onun (his/her/its) dayında daylarında
bizim (our) dayımızda daylarımızda
sizin (your) dayınızda daylarınızda
onların (their) dayında or daylarında daylarında
ablative
singular plural
mənim (my) dayımdan daylarımdan
sənin (your) dayından daylarından
onun (his/her/its) dayından daylarından
bizim (our) dayımızdan daylarımızdan
sizin (your) dayınızdan daylarınızdan
onların (their) dayından or daylarından daylarından
genitive
singular plural
mənim (my) dayımın daylarımın
sənin (your) dayının daylarının
onun (his/her/its) dayının daylarının
bizim (our) dayımızın daylarımızın
sizin (your) dayınızın daylarınızın
onların (their) dayının or daylarının daylarının

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Descendants edit

  • Lezgi: тай (taj) (or < Kumyk)

References edit

  • Clauson, Gerard (1972), “ta:y”, in An Etymological Dictionary of pre-thirteenth-century Turkish, Oxford: Clarendon Press

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  • day” in Obastan.com.

Cebuano edit

Etymology edit

Initial clipping of inday.

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day

  1. (colloquial) A familiar address to a girl.
  2. A familiar address to a daughter.

Hawaiian Creole edit

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From English day.

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day

  1. day

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day

  1. I am

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Etymology 1 edit

From Old English dæġ, from Proto-West Germanic *dag.

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day (plural dayes or days or dawes)

  1. day (composed of 24 hours)
  2. day (as opposed to night)
    • a. 1382, John Wycliffe, “Genesis 1:5”, in Wycliffe's Bible:
      and he clepide the liȝt, dai, and the derkneſſis, nyȝt. And the euentid and morwetid was maad, o daie.
      And he called light "day" and the darkness "night". And the evening and morning was made; one day.
  3. daylight, sunlight
  4. epoch, age, period
  5. a certain day
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day

  1. Alternative form of þei (they)

Scots edit

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From Middle English day.

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day (plural days)

  1. day
  2. (in the definite singular) today
    A'm sorry, A've no seen Angus the day.
    I'm sorry, I haven't seen Angus today.

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day (Baybayin spelling ᜇᜌ᜔)

  1. Alternative spelling of 'day

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day

  1. to rub
    • 2016, chapter 2, in Nguyễn Đức Vịnh, transl., Đừng nói chuyện với cô ấy, part I, NXB Phụ Nữ, translation of 别和她说话 by Yù Jǐn (Ngộ Cẩn):
      Tôi đặt bút xuống, khẽ liếm môi, lại đưa tay day mắt, cảm thấy mình như vừa tỉnh mộng.
      I put down my pen, gently licked my lips, and lifted my hand to again rub my eyes, feeling as if I had just woken up from a dream.