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Etymology 1

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Noun

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simi (plural simis)

  1. A short sword or dagger used by the Kikuyu people.

Etymology 2

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From Hokkien 甚麼 / 什麼甚么 / 什么 (sím-mih, what).

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simi (Singapore, colloquial, informal, Singlish)

  1. (interrogative) What
    • 2016 January 22, <wakal...@yahoo.com.sg>, “China - Imperial Family”, in soc.culture.china (Usenet):
      Simi lanchiao?
  2. Anything; whatever
    • 1998 August 9, K§_Chew, tmnet.communities (Usenet):
      Everyday must cook lah, clean lah, simi sai mah pao kah liao lor.
    • 2015 August 4, Sharanjit Leyl, “Cashing in on Singapore's 'SG50' jubilee”, in BBC News, Singapore:
      Search the acronym and you'll uncover them, including one called 'Simi Sai, also SG50' which describes the latest SG50 branding effort [].
    • 2018 March 24, Jewel Stolarchuk, “Former TRS editor who now runs ramen stall “terribly disappointed” that PAP Policy Forum holds “unfair” views about him, even after jail term”, in The Independent[1]:
      I pleaded guilty because I am unable to prove in court that the articles in question does[sic – meaning do] not have seditious tendencies because simi-sai also can be proven to have seditious tendencies.

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Aruop

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Noun

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simi

  1. woman

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  • transnewguinea.org, citing D. C. Laycock, Languages of the Lumi Subdistrict (West Sepik District), New Guinea (1968), Oceanic Linguistics, 7 (1): 36-66

Catalan

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Latin sīmius.

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Noun

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simi m (plural simis)

  1. simian

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Latin

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Adjective

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sīmī

  1. inflection of sīmus:
    1. nominative/vocative masculine plural
    2. genitive masculine/neuter singular

Quechua

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Alternative forms

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Noun

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simi

  1. mouth
  2. speak
  3. language
  4. word

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Swahili

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Verb

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simi

  1. first-person singular object of si-; it is not me
    Antonym: ndimi

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Tagalog

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simì (Baybayin spelling ᜐᜒᜋᜒ)

  1. small particles or remnants of food, especially fish (fallen from or left on the table after eating)

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