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See also: ONI, òni, ọni, oni-, -oni, and oɲĩ

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Japanese (oni).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

oni (plural onis or oni)

  1. A Japanese evil spirit or demon.
    • 1908, Henri L. Joly, Legend in Japanese Art: A Description of Historical Episodes, Legendary Characters, Folk-lore, Myths, Religious Symbolism, Illustrated in the Arts of Old Japan, page 263-264
      ONI . Generic name for devils, the representation of which in art is quite a common feature. Onis have claws, a square head with two horns, sharp teeth, and malignant eyes surmounted by big eyebrows; occasionally they wear trousers of tiger skin.
    • 1918, William Elliot Griffis, Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks
      Across the ocean, in Japan, there once lived curious creatures called Onis. Every Japanese boy and girl has heard of them, though one has not often been caught.
    • 1979, Marian Ury, Tales of Times Now Past: Sixty-Two Stories from a Medieval Japanese Collection, University of California Press, ISBN 0520038649, page 147:
      "That's no human being playing the instrument," he thought in amazement. "It can only be an oni or some such being."
    • 1992, Karl M. Schwarz, Netsuke Subjects: A Study on the Netsuke Themes with Reference to Their Interpretation and Symbolism, Böhlau Verlag Wien, ISBN 3205055152, page 46:
      The standing Shoki holds with his left hand an oni on his leg.
    • 2005, Christopher Hart, Manga Mania Shoujo: How to Draw the Charming and Romantic Characters of Japanese Comics, ISBN 0823029735, page 69
      This is actually a boy bishie in the form of an ogre. It's called an oni in Japanese. Onis have supernatural powers that can command the forces of nature such as wind (to create hurricanes) and lightning (to create thunderbolts).
    • 2011, Mike Shel, "Ecology of the Oni", Jade Regent: The Brinewall Legacy, Paizo Publishing, ISBN 978-1-60125-361-3, page 69:
      The oni are a diverse group of evil spirits who take on the form of humanoid creatures so that they can enjoy the pleasures and vices of the flesh.

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CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *oni, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eno-

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

oni pl

  1. they (third person, personal, plural)

Dupaningan AgtaEdit

InterjectionEdit

oni

  1. yes

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French on or English one, plus the i of personal pronouns.

PronounEdit

oni (accusative onin, possessive onia)

  1. (indefinite personal pronoun) one
    Oni povas vidi ĝin
    One can see it.

Usage notesEdit

  • Comparable to the use of generic "you" in English (e.g. In America, you can do what you want).
  • A sentence whose subject is "oni" can often be translated as an English sentence in the passive voice, for example: "Oni ofte referencas al Kimrio kiel la "lando de la kanto" can be translated as "Wales is often referred to as the "land of song"."

GuinauEdit

NounEdit

oni

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Alfred Russel Wallace, A Narrative of Travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro
  • Proceedings [of the] Philological Society, London, Volume 3

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

oni

  1. Rōmaji transcription of おに

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *oni, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eno-

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

oni

  1. they (third-person masculine personal nominative)

DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • oni in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *oni, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eno-

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ǒni/
  • Hyphenation: o‧ni

PronounEdit

òni (Cyrillic spelling о̀ни)

  1. they (nominative plural of ȏn (he))

DeclensionEdit


SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *oni, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eno-

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

oni

  1. they (third person, personal, m pl)

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • oni in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *oni.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

ôni

  1. they (masculine plural, more than two)

DeclensionEdit

Forms between parentheses indicate clitic forms; the main forms are used for emphasis.

See alsoEdit


SwahiliEdit

NounEdit

oni (ma class, plural maoni)

  1. opinion (subjective thought)


This Swahili entry was created from the translations listed at opinion. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see oni in the Swahili Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) July 2009


VolapükEdit

PronounEdit

oni

  1. accusative singular of on

WelshEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • onid (used before a vowel)

EtymologyEdit

o (if) +‎ ni (not)

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

oni (triggers mixed mutation except of forms of bod)

  1. unless
    oni lwyddaunless he succeeds
    Oni bai fe yma, bydden ni wedi gwybod.
    Unless he were here, we would have known.
  2. until
    oni ddaw feuntil he comes

SynonymsEdit

ParticleEdit

oni (triggers mixed mutation)

  1. used to introduce a negative question
    Oni fuom yn proffwydo yn dy enw di?
    Did we not prophesy in your name?