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Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek δίς (dís, twice).

PrefixEdit

di-

  1. two, twice, or double
    carbon dioxide
  2. (uncommon) Alternative form of dis-
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TranslationsEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

From Ancient Greek διά (diá, through).

PrefixEdit

di-

  1. A form of dia- before a vowel
    diactinic
    dielectric

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δίς (dís, twice).

PrefixEdit

di-

  1. di-

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δίς (dís, twice).

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

di-

  1. Meaning two, twice, or double.
    dioxide
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)

FrenchEdit

PrefixEdit

di-

  1. di-

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IndonesianEdit

PrefixEdit

di-

  1. Creates passive verbs.
    di- + ‎makan (to eat) → ‎dimakan (to be eaten)

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δίς (dís, twice).

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: -i

PrefixEdit

di-

  1. di-

Derived termsEdit



MalayEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

di- (Jawi spelling )

  1. patient focus, frequently but erroneously called "passive voice", for OVA word order
    Pintu itu dibuka olehnya.
    That door was opened by him.

NavajoEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Represents multiple homophonous thematic and aspectual prefixes of position I and VI, whose exact meaning and etymology remain mostly speculative.

PrefixEdit

di- (position I)

  1. fire, near or into it

► Navajo verbs with disjunct prefix di-

di- (position VI)

Young and Morgan (1987) identify 14 or so thematic prefixes, among others:

  1. fire, light
  2. arms and legs
  3. extension, elongated shape
  4. noise, sound, oral, food, sensory
  5. color (see also dini-)
  6. relinquishment, relief
  7. sanctity
  8. Unclassified, often entering in the formation of other prefix compounds

Four modal-aspectual uses are also distinguished:

  1. Forms a number of inceptive verbs, with a (Ø/si) paradigm.
  2. Forms a number of inchoative verbs, with prepounded dah and a transitional (yii/yii) paradigm.
  3. Forms the future mode of all active verbs along with the progressive yi-.
  4. Forms a number of neuter adjectivals.

► Navajo verbs with prefix di-

Etymology 2Edit

Probably cognate with a prefix of similar shape occurring in other Athabascan languages a reflexive possessive pronoun.

Probably cognate with classifier -d- marking passive and reflexive verbs.

PrefixEdit

di- (position IV)

  1. Personal prefix used in combination with the prefix of position I à-, marking the reflexive verbs. It always triggers a classifier shift (Ød, łl).
    yishchʼidI'm scratching it
    nishchʼidI'm scratching you
    ádíshchʼidI'm scratching myself
    ánááshchʼidI'm scratching myself again

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δίς (dís, twice).

PrefixEdit

di-

  1. di- (two, twice or double)

Derived termsEdit



SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δίς (dís, twice).

PrefixEdit

di-

  1. di-

Derived termsEdit



WelshEdit

PrefixEdit

di-

  1. a-, -less

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