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See also: n'ai, nái, nǎi, nài, näi, ναι, ναί, наи-, and най

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Hindi [Term?].

NounEdit

nai (plural nais)

  1. (India) barber.

Etymology 2Edit

From Romanian.

NounEdit

nai (plural nais)

  1. (music) A Romanian diatonic pan flute used since the 17th century.
SynonymsEdit

AnagramsEdit


AjiëEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

nai

  1. to plant

ReferencesEdit


AromanianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

nai f (plural nãi)

  1. region, province, county

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin nāvis. Compare archaic Romanian naie.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

nai f (plural nãi)

  1. vessel, boat (especially with sails)
See alsoEdit

Etymology 3Edit

AdverbEdit

nai

  1. the most

DalmatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin nix, nivem. Compare Romanian nea, Italian neve, Romansch naiv, Catalan neu.

NounEdit

nai f

  1. snow

FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɑi̯/, [ˈnɑi̯]
  • Rhymes: -ɑi
  • Hyphenation: nai

VerbEdit

nai

  1. Third-person singular indicative present form of naida.
  2. Third-person singular indicative past form of naida.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɑi̯ˣ/, [ˈnɑi̯(ʔ)]
  • Hyphenation: nai

VerbEdit

nai

  1. Indicative present connegative form of naida.
  2. Second-person singular imperative present form of naida.
  3. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of naida.

AnagramsEdit


GalicianEdit

 
nai e fillo ("mother and son")

EtymologyEdit

From mai (mother), influenced by the archaic nana (mother),[1] from Latin mater. Cognate of Portuguese mãe.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nai f (plural nais)

  1. mother
    • 2016, Xurxo Sierra Veloso, Os fíos, Editorial Galaxia (→ISBN)
      Apuntamentos para axenda mental de hoxe: rifa coa miña nai. A ver por que lle ten que ir contando ela a ninguén que precisei psiquiatra despois da miña separación?
      Appointment in today's TODO mental schedule: arguing with my mother. Why she has to go around telling anyone that I needed a psychiatrist after my separation?

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. padre.

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

nai

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ない

LivonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *nainen.

NounEdit

nai

  1. wife

LoteEdit

NumeralEdit

nai

  1. two

ReferencesEdit


MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

nai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of nái.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of nǎi.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of nài.

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.

Ngazidja ComorianEdit

AdverbEdit

nai

  1. badly

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown etymology.

NounEdit

nai n (plural naiuri)

  1. a type of pan flute

See alsoEdit


Sranan TongoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Dutch naaien.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

nai

  1. to sew

Derived termsEdit


VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Vietic *k-ɗeː; cognate with Muong đai and Arem /kadeː/.

NounEdit

(classifier con) nai (𬸼)

  1. a sambar deer
  2. (by extension) any species of deer

Etymology 2Edit

Unknown. Perhaps from the "confused" look that deer in general exhibit. Perhaps popularized by the lines that describe "a confused deer walking on autumn leaves" from the poem Tiếng thu (Sounds of Autumn) by Lưu Trọng Lư, and subsequently the pop song Mắt nai cha cha cha (Cha-Cha-Cha Deer Eyes) which describes the innocence of young girls.

AdjectiveEdit

nai

  1. (slang) innocent; naive
    giả nai
    to act innocent; to act dumb; to feign ignorance

Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

nai ()

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Welsh nei, from Proto-Brythonic *nei, from Proto-Celtic *neɸūss, from Proto-Indo-European *népōts.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nai m (plural neiaint)

  1. nephew