See also: WI, wi-, wi', w/i, .wi, , and

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Variant of we.

PronounEdit

wi (personal pronoun)

  1. (Tyneside) us
    Are yee commin with wi or not?

Etymology 2Edit

Variant of with.

PrepositionEdit

wi

  1. (Yorkshire) with
    Are tha doin' owt wi this?

AnagramsEdit


AbinomnEdit

NounEdit

wi

  1. water
  2. rain

AgutaynenEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Kalamian *waʔi, *waʔikʔ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

wi

  1. water

Further readingEdit


AjiëEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

wi

  1. man

ReferencesEdit


Alemannic GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German wīn, from Old High German wīn, from Proto-West Germanic *wīn, from Latin vīnum.

NounEdit

wi m

  1. (Gressoney, Carcoforo, Rimella and Campello Monti) wine

ReferencesEdit


CaacEdit

VerbEdit

wi

  1. to bite

ReferencesEdit

  • Claire Moyse-Faurie, Constructions expressing middle, reflexive and reciprocal situations in some Oceanic languages, in Reciprocals and Reflexives: Theoretical and Typological Explorations

Cameroon PidginEdit

PronounEdit

wi

  1. Alternative spelling of we (1st person plural subject and object personal pronoun)

DeterminerEdit

wi

  1. Alternative spelling of we (1st person plural possessive determiner)

Chaap WuurongEdit

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NounEdit

wi

  1. fire

ReferencesEdit

  • 1993, among the La Trobe working papers in linguistics, volumes 6-8, page 8:
    The Wimmera language and Tjapwurrung can be distinguished by the following criterial words:
    [English] Wimmera Tjapwurrung
    []
    fire wanyap wi

EgyptianEdit

RomanizationEdit

wi

  1. Manuel de Codage transliteration of wj.

FolopaEdit

NounEdit

wị

  1. (Suri) water

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit


FyamEdit

NounEdit

wi

  1. sun

IbanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *quay, from Proto-Austronesian *quay (rattan). Cognate with Old Javanese hwi, Tagalog uway.

NounEdit

wi

  1. rattan

Jamaican CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English we. Compare Sranan Tongo wi.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈwiː/
  • Hyphenation: wi

PronounEdit

wi

  1. we
    • 2011, Richard Bingy Brown, Living the Dream (in English), →ISBN, page 58:
      “If de herbs wi get is good, dem will want lots more by next week []
    Wi cyaan tek it nuh more!We can't take it any more.
  2. our
    • 1986, Michael Parchment, My Freedom Voice, page 11:
      “All di nice time was fi dem,
      Dem tek wi black sista and use dem,
      Dem starve we di men,
      Wanting us not to be friend.
      Thinking we ago rebel against dem []
      Only they enjoyed themselves,
      They took away our black sisters and used them,
      They starved us -- the men,
      They didn't want us to be friends.
      They thought we would rebel against them []
    Wi house a buil' a St. Catherine.
    Our new house is being built in St. Catherine.
  3. us
    • 2010, Dave Collymore, 平和と愛の詩的表現: Poetic Expressions of Peace and Love (in English), →ISBN, page 128:
      “(Weh mi seh) young people mek wi arise
      Mek wi trus God, pon him wi depen []
      (What did I say?) Young people let us arise
      Let us trust God who we depend on []
    Dem see wi a mek it an' dem vex.
    They see us getting ahead and they're angry.

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

wi

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of
  3. Rōmaji transcription of うぃ
  4. Rōmaji transcription of ウィ

Kom (Cameroon)Edit

NounEdit

wi (plural ghɨki)

  1. woman, female
  2. wife

ReferencesEdit

  • Randy Jones, Provisional Kom - English lexicon (2001, Yaoundé, Cameroon)

KumakEdit

NounEdit

wi

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • I. Bril, Dictionnaire Nelemwa-Nixumwak (2000)

Mauritian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French oui.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

wi

  1. yes; a word used to indicate agreement or acceptance

AntonymsEdit


Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch , from Proto-Germanic *wīz.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

wi

  1. we

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: wij

Further readingEdit

  • wi”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “wi (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I

Middle Low GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /wiː/
  • (possibly, can't be discerned from written language) Stem vowel: ê⁴

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Saxon , from Proto-West Germanic *wiʀ, from Proto-Germanic *wiz.

PronounEdit

  1. (personal, first person singular nominative) we
DeclensionEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Dutch Low Saxon: wi
  • German Low German: wi,
    Plautdietsch: wie

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Saxon hwē or a dialectal variation thereof, from Proto-Germanic *hwaz.

PronounEdit

  1. (interrogative) Alternative form of .

North FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian , from Proto-Germanic *wīz, from Proto-Indo-European *wéy.

PronounEdit

wi

  1. we

Old DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *wīz, from Proto-Indo-European *wéy.

PronounEdit

  1. we

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle Dutch: wi

Further readingEdit

  • wi”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *wīz, from Proto-Indo-European *wéy.

PronounEdit

  1. we

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • North Frisian: wi,
  • Saterland Frisian: wie
  • West Frisian: wy

Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *wīz, from Proto-Indo-European *wéy.

PronounEdit

  1. we

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle Low German: , wy
    • Dutch Low Saxon: wi
    • German Low German: wi,
      Plautdietsch: wie

OttawaEdit

PronounEdit

wi inan sg (plural niwi)

  1. that

ReferencesEdit

Jerry Randolph Valentine (2001) Nishnaabemwin Reference Grammar, University of Toronto, page 123


PnarEdit

Pnar cardinal numbers
 <  0 1 2  > 
    Cardinal : wi
    Ordinal : nyngkong

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Khasian *wiː, likely from Proto-Mon-Khmer *muuj ~ *muəj ~ *muuɲ with the loss of initial *m-. Cognate with Khasi wei.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

wi

  1. (cardinal) one

ScotsEdit

PrepositionEdit

wi

  1. with

ShuarEdit

PronounEdit

wi

  1. I, first person singular

ReferencesEdit

  • Chicham: Dictionario Enciclopédico Shuar-Castellano

Sranan TongoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English we. Compare Jamaican Creole wi.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

wi

  1. we, us

DeterminerEdit

wi

  1. our

Tocharian BEdit

cardinal numbers
Previous: ṣe
Next: trai

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tocharian [Term?], from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁. Compare Tocharian A wu.

NumeralEdit

wi m or f

  1. two

VilamovianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

PronounEdit

wi

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WestrobothnianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse víðir, from Proto-Germanic *wīþijō.

NounEdit

wi´ f (definite singular wi´ă, definite plural wīĕn)

  1. willow; Salix

Usage notesEdit

Several species of the same kind are conflated under this name.

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit


West MakianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

wi

  1. tooth

ReferencesEdit

  • Clemens Voorhoeve (1982) The Makian languages and their neighbours[1], Pacific linguistics

YolaEdit

PrepositionEdit

wi

  1. Alternative form of wee (with)
    • 1867, GLOSSARY OF THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY:
      A war cowdealeen wi ooree.
      They were scolding with one another.

ReferencesEdit

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 32

YorubaEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /wí/

NounEdit

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter W.

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /wí/

VerbEdit

  1. to say

See alsoEdit

Etymology 3Edit

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /wī/

VerbEdit

wi

  1. (transitive) to throb