See also: Sai, SAI, sài, săi, sǎi, sāi, šai, śai, and sai'

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Japanese (sai).

NounEdit

sai (plural sai)

  1. A handheld weapon with three prongs, used in some Oriental martial arts.

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Compare Portuguese sahi, from Tupian sai (monkey).

NounEdit

sai

  1. A sajou; a capuchin (monkey).

Further readingEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Borrowed from Min Nan (sái, “excrement; poop”).

NounEdit

sai (uncountable) (Singapore, Malaysia, colloquial, Singlish)

  1. (vulgar) shit
    • 1998 February 10, Lin, Thye Hoon, “SM Lee was right - Johor is notorious for muggings!”, in soc.culture.malaysia, Usenet:
      [] the employer of the unfortunate maid that was forced to makan sai are indonesians.
    • 1998 July 9, SimiSar, “[sangkancil] New HK airport faces barrage of criticism (fwd)”, in soc.culture.malaysia, Usenet:
      It is Chek Lap Kok ho lang. You should makan sai. Are you an Orang Laut trying to speak Chinese?
    • 2003 April 18, Bone Toad, “Christ won”, in soc.culture.malaysia, Usenet:
      go and take your morning shower and wash your arse with water and soap after pang sai

AnagramsEdit


BasqueEdit

NounEdit

sai anim

  1. vulture

EstonianEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

Cognate to Livonian sōja (white bread). Possibly a derivation from saama. As white bread was often offered during weddings, an initial compound of saialeib would have meant something along the lines of "receiver's bread, wedding bread".

NounEdit

sai (genitive saia, partitive saia)

  1. white bread
DeclensionEdit
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

sai

  1. Third-person singular past form of saama.
    Ta sai kingituse.He got a present.

Further readingEdit


FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɑi̯/, [ˈs̠ɑi̯]
  • Rhymes: -ɑi
  • Syllabification: sai

VerbEdit

sai

  1. Third-person singular indicative past form of saada.
    Hän sai lahjan.He got a present.

AnagramsEdit


GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

sai

  1. Romanization of 𐍃𐌰𐌹

ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

sai

  1. (second-person singular present indicative of sapere
    Non lo sai?Don't you know (it)?
    Sai il mio nome.You know my name.
    Tu lo sai!You do (know it)!

NounEdit

sai pl

  1. plural of saio

AnagramsEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

sai

  1. Rōmaji transcription of さい
  2. Rōmaji transcription of サイ

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

sai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of sāi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of sǎi.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of sài.

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.

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

sai

  1. Alternative form of assay

Min NanEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of sai – see (“lion”).
(This character, sai, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)
For pronunciation and definitions of sai – see 西 (“west; western; Xi”).
(This character, sai, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of 西.)

PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • sae (obsolete), say (obsolete)

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: sai
  • Rhymes: -aj

VerbEdit

sai

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of sair
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of sair

SolonEdit

NounEdit

sai

  1. tea

ReferencesEdit

  • Bayarma Khabtagaeva, Dagur Elements in Solon Evenki, 2012.

VepsEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

sai

  1. wedding

InflectionEdit

Inflection of sai
nominative sing. sai
genitive sing. sajan
partitive sing. sajad
partitive plur. sajid
singular plural
nominative sai sajad
accusative sajan sajad
genitive sajan sajiden
partitive sajad sajid
essive-instructive sajan sajin
translative sajaks sajikš
inessive sajas sajiš
elative sajaspäi sajišpäi
illative ? sajihe
adessive sajal sajil
ablative sajalpäi sajilpäi
allative sajale sajile
abessive sajata sajita
comitative sajanke sajidenke
prolative sajadme sajidme
approximative I sajanno sajidenno
approximative II sajannoks sajidennoks
egressive sajannopäi sajidennopäi
terminative I ? sajihesai
terminative II sajalesai sajilesai
terminative III sajassai
additive I ? sajihepäi
additive II sajalepäi sajilepäi

ReferencesEdit

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), “свадьба”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

AdjectiveEdit

sai

  1. (of people or things people do) not right, correct or proper; wrong, incorrect, improper, inaccurate, imprecise, erroneous, etc.
    Antonym: đúng
    làm saito get something wrong or do something wrong; to err
    Làm sai thì phải nhận.
    When you're wrong, own your mistake.
    Tao (làm) sai hai câu.
    I got two answers wrong.
    Em biết em sai, mong anh tha thứ.
    I know I was wrong / what I did was wrong, please forgive me.
    sai sốa margin of error

See alsoEdit

VerbEdit

sai

  1. to give an order; to order
    Có giỏi thì làm, đừng có đứng đó sai người ta !
    Do it if you think you're so good, but don't you dare just boss me around!
    • 1920, Trần Trọng Kim, Việt Nam sử lược [An Abridged History of Vietnam], volume II, Trung Bắc Tân Văn, page 130:
      Vua Càn-long nghe lời tâu ấy sai Tôn sĩ Nghị khởi quân bốn tỉnh Quảng-đông, Quảng-tây, Quí-châu, Vân-nam, đem sang đánh Tây-sơn.
      When the Qianlong Emperor heard this petition, he ordered Sun Shiyi to take the troops of the four provinces of Guangdong, Guangzhou, Guizhou, and Yunnan and bring them to fight the Tây Sơn.
Derived termsEdit
Derived terms

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

sai (𡗂)

  1. (of trees) fruitful
    sai quả/tráifruitful

ZhuangEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Tai *ʑaːjᴬ (male). Cognate with Thai ชาย (chaai), Northern Thai ᨩᩣ᩠ᨿ, Lao ຊາຍ (sāi), ᦋᦻ (tsaay), Shan ၸၢႆး (tsáay), Tai Nüa ᥓᥣᥭᥰ (tsäay), Ahom 𑜋𑜩 (chay).

NounEdit

sai (Sawndip forms 𪟞 or or or or , old orthography sai)

  1. male; man; boy; fellow
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Tai *saːjᴬ (cord; string). Cognate with Thai สาย (sǎai), Lao ສາຍ (sāi).

NounEdit

sai (Sawndip forms 𧛷 or or or or 𬗹 or , old orthography sai)

  1. band; belt; ribbon
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

  This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.
Particularly: “related to Cantonese ?”

VerbEdit

sai (Sawndip forms or , old orthography sai)

  1. to waste; to squander
  2. to lose (through damage or death)

Etymology 4Edit

VerbEdit

sai (Sawndip form , old orthography sai)

  1. to pour (wine)

Etymology 5Edit

VerbEdit

sai (Sawndip forms or , old orthography sai)

  1. to saw (wood)

Etymology 6Edit

VerbEdit

sai (Sawndip form 𡧳, old orthography sai)

  1. (dialectal, of flowers) to bloom