See also: wēi, wéi, wěi, wèi, Wei, Wéi, and Wèi

Anakalangu

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Noun

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wei

  1. water

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Baluan-Pam

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wei

Etymology

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From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun

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wei

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

References

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  • The Lexicon of Proto-Oceanic (2007, →ISBN

Bavarian

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From the accusative of Middle High German wīle, from Old High German wīla, from Proto-West Germanic *hwīlu, from Proto-Germanic *hwīlō, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷyeh₁- (to rest).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /vɑɛ̯/, [βɑɛ̯]

Conjunction

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wei (West Central Bavarian)

  1. because, given that
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Central Masela

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Noun

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wei

  1. water

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Dutch

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ʋɛi̯/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯
  • Hyphenation: wei
  • Homophone: wij

Etymology 1

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From Middle Dutch wei, from Old Dutch *wei, from Proto-West Germanic *hwaij (whey).

Noun

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wei f (uncountable)

  1. a product obtained from milk; whey [First attested in the early 14th century.]
    Synonyms: hui, melkwei
    Een van de nevenproducten van melk is wei.One of the byproducts of milk is whey.
  2. (obsolete) serum, a component of blood which does not play a role in clotting
    Synonyms: serum, bloedserum
    De centrifuge scheidt het stolsel van de wei.The centrifuge separates the coagulated blood from the serum.
Derived terms
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Etymology 2

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Noun

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wei f (plural weiden, diminutive weitje n)

  1. Alternative form of weide

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Folopa

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Noun

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wẹị or węi

  1. (Boro, Tebera) water

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Kambera

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Alternative forms

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Noun

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wei

  1. (Southern, Umbu Ratu Nggai) water

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Kedang

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Noun

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wei

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

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  • Ursula Samely, Robert H. Barnes, A Dictionary of the Kedang Language: Kedang-Indonesian-English

Khasi

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Khasi cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : wei

Etymology

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From Proto-Khasian *wiː. Cognate with Pnar wi.

Numeral

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wei

  1. one

Etymology

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From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun

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wei

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

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Luxembourgish

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Verb

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wei

  1. second-person singular imperative of weien

Mandarin

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Romanization

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wei (wei5wei0, Zhuyin ˙ㄨㄟ)

  1. Hanyu Pinyin reading of
  2. Hanyu Pinyin reading of

Romanization

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wei

  1. Nonstandard spelling of wēi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of wéi.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of wěi.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of wèi.

Usage notes

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  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Middle English

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Noun

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wei

  1. Alternative spelling of way

Shina

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Noun

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wei

  1. water

References

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  • Peter C. Backstrom, et Carla F. Radloff, “Languages of northern areas”, in Sociolinguistic Survey of Northern Pakistan, vol. 2, National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University and Summer Institute of Linguistics, Islamabad, 1992, page 341

Trió

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Etymology

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From Proto-Cariban *weju.

Noun

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wei

  1. sun

West Frisian

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Etymology

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From Old Frisian wei, from Proto-West Germanic *weg, from Proto-Germanic *wegaz, from Proto-Indo-European *weǵʰ-.

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Noun

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wei c (plural wegen, diminutive weike)

  1. road
  2. way

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Further reading

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  • wei (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011