See also: Devi and ɖevi

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French devoir.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdevi/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: de‧vi

VerbEdit

devi (present devas, past devis, future devos, conditional devus, volitive devu)

  1. ought; should; must
    • 1905, L. L. Zamenhof, Fundamento de Esperanto, Antaŭparolo.
      La fundamento de nia lingvo devas resti por ĉiam netuŝebla.
      The foundation of our language must stay forever untouchable.
    • 1915, L. L. Zamenhof (translator), Malnova Testamento, Levidoj 27:33.
      Oni ne devas esplori, ĉu ĝi estas bona aŭ malbona, kaj oni ĝin devas ne anstataŭigi.
      One should not examine whether it is good or bad, and one should not make a substitute for it.

Usage notesEdit

Ordinarily means must, in the stronger form. To say should or ought, in the weaker form, the conditional devus is used, even in non-conditional clauses. When one actually uses devi in the conditional mood, it is often shown with kvazaŭ or se to avoid confusion.

ConjugationEdit


ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

devi

  1. second-person singular present of dovere

AnagramsEdit


LatvianEdit

VerbEdit

devi

  1. 2nd person singular past indicative form of dot

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

devi

  1. First-person singular (eu) preterite indicative of dever

TurkishEdit

NounEdit

devi

  1. accusative singular of dev