mai

mai

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of mai in English

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English

Determiner

mai

  1. (anime, manga, fandom slang, Internet slang) Alternative form of my (used in the expressions mai waifu and mai husbando)

Anagrams

  • AIM, AMI, I am, I'm a, I'm a', I'm'a, I'ma, IAM, Ima, Ima', MIA, Mia, aim, i'm'a, i'ma, ima, mia

Ajië

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [mai]

Adjective

mai

  1. far

References

  • Greenhill, S.J., Blust. R, & Gray, R.D. (2008). The Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database: From Bioinformatics to Lexomics. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 4:271-283.

Aragonese

Etymology

From Latin mater, matrem.

Noun

mai f

  1. mother

Aromanian

Alternative forms

  • maiu

Etymology

From Latin Māius or Greek Μάιος (Máios). Compare Daco-Romanian mai.

Noun

mai

  1. May (month)

Atong (India)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /maj/

Noun

mai

  1. rice

Bamwe

Noun

mai

  1. water

Bangi

Noun

mai

  1. water

Further reading

  • Comparative Handbook of Congo Languages (1903), page 176

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin magis.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈmaj/

Adverb

mai

  1. never

Antonyms

  • sempre

See also

  • jamai

Chuukese

Noun

mai

  1. breadfruit

Dharug

Noun

mai

  1. eye

Estonian

Etymology

From German Mai.

Noun

mai (genitive mai, partitive maid)

  1. May

Declension

Synonyms

  • lehekuu
  • lehehakkamiskuu
  • õiekuu
  • toomekuu
  • meiukuu
  • nelipühakuu

See also

  • (Gregorian calendar months) jaanuar, veebruar, märts, aprill, mai, juuni, juuli, august, september, oktoober, november, detsember (Category: et:Months)

Faroese

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin (mensis) māius.

Noun

mai m

  1. May (month of the Gregorian calendar)

See also

  • (Gregorian calendar months) januar, februar, mars, apríl, mai, juni, juli, august, september, oktober, november, desember (Category: fo:Months)

Fijian

Etymology

From Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *maʀi.

Verb

mai (always together with lako, , as lako mai)

  1. (intransitive) to come (to move from further away to nearer to)

Preposition

mai

  1. in
  2. from

French

Etymology

From Old French mai, from Latin (mensis) Māius.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mɛ/, /me/

Noun

mai m (plural mais)

  1. May (month)

Related terms

  • (Gregorian calendar months) mois du calendrier grégorien; janvier, février, mars, avril, mai, juin, juillet, août, septembre, octobre, novembre, décembre (Category: fr:Months)

Further reading

  • “mai” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • ami

Friulian

Etymology

From Latin magis.

Adverb

mai

  1. never

Galician

Noun

mai f (plural mais)

  1. Alternative form of nai

Guinea-Bissau Creole

Etymology

From Portuguese mãe. Cognates with Kabuverdianu mai.

Noun

mai

  1. mother

Hausa

Noun

mâi m (possessed form mâin)

  1. oil, fat, grease
  2. gasoline, petrol

Derived terms

  • man shanu

Hawaiian

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *mai, from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *maʀi.

Particle

mai

  1. hither, this way, towards the speaker
    Mai mai mai!
    Come in, come in!
    E hoʻolohe mai ana lākou i ka moʻolelo.
    They were listening to the story.

Usage notes

  • Commonly used after verbs that do not need a directional in English.
  • Mai and aku may change the meaning of the verb:
    aʻo mai ("to learn") - aʻo aku ("to teach")
    kūʻai mai ("to buy") - kūʻai aku ("to sell")

Synonyms

  • maila

Antonyms

  • aku, akula

Preposition

mai

  1. from (used in the sequence mai...mai or mai...aku)

Verb

mai

  1. don't Negative imperative followed by a verb
    Mai makaʻu.
    Don't be afraid.

Hungarian

Etymology

ma +‎ -i

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɒʲi]
  • Hyphenation: mai

Adjective

mai (not comparable)

  1. of today, today's

Declension

Antonyms

  • régi
  • antik

Interlingue

Noun

mai

  1. Obsolete spelling of may

Istriot

Etymology

From Latin magis.

Adverb

mai

  1. never (not ever)
    • 1877, Antonio Ive, Canti popolari istriani: raccolti a Rovigno, volume 5, Ermanno Loescher, page 40:
      Che mai pioûn biela duon i’iê veisto al mondo,
      That I haven’t ever seen a more beautiful woman in the world,

Italian

Etymology

From Latin magis.

Pronunciation

Adverb

mai

  1. never
  2. ever, always
  3. Used as an intensifier.

Related terms

  • casomai/caso mai
  • come mai?
  • giammai
  • mai dire mai (proverb)
  • mai e poi mai
  • mai più
  • meglio tardi che mai (proverb)
  • ormai
  • ora o mai più
  • quasi mai

Anagrams

  • ami
  • mia

Japanese

Romanization

mai

  1. Rōmaji transcription of まい
  2. Rōmaji transcription of マイ

Kabuverdianu

Etymology

From Portuguese mãe.

Noun

mai

  1. mother

Kaurna

Noun

mai

  1. vegetable food, bush tucker

Kedah Malay

Etymology

From Proto-Malayic *mari, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *maʀi.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mai/

Verb

mai

  1. Come, present (at here), attend, be (here)
    Depa mai ka dak ni; dah cemuih dah dok tang ni dok melangut ja.
    Have you seen them (present at here), cause I am bored to death here, just doing nothing.

Interjection

mai

  1. Come here! Here!
    Mai la sat, aku seghighau satgi depa tabuh aku pulak.
    Please come with me for a second, I'm afraid that they might hit me.
    "Mai la, hang dok takut pa, aku tak buat pa eh," kata Ali kepada kucingnya.
    "Come! What are you so afraid of? I'm not gonna do anything to you," says Ali to his cat.

Kikuyu

Etymology

Hinde (1904) records mai as an equivalent of English dung (cow's) in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu, listing also Kamba maii and Swahili mavi as its equivalents.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mai/

Noun

mai class 6

  1. shit, stool

Derived terms

(Proverbs)

  • mbũri ya mai ndĩremaga

See also

  • mathugumo

References


Leonese

Etymology

Noun

mai f

  1. mother

References

  • AEDLL

Mandarin

Romanization

mai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of mái.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of mǎi.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of mài.

Usage notes

  • 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.

Maori

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *mai, Proto-Oceanic, Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *maʀi.

Adverb

mai

  1. hither

Mbandja

Noun

mai

  1. water

References

  • William L. Gardner, Language use in the Epena district of Northern Congo, SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2006-005 (2006)

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin Maius, after Maia

Noun

mai (indeclinable)

  1. May (fifth month of the Gregorian calendar)

See also

  • (Gregorian calendar months) månad i den gregorianske kalenderen; januar, februar, mars, april, mai, juni, juli, august, september, oktober, november, desember (Category: no:Months)

References

  • “mai” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin Maius, after Maia

Noun

mai (indeclinable)

  1. May (fifth month)

References

  • “mai” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Occitan

Etymology 1

From Old Occitan mai, from Latin magis.

Adverb

mai

  1. but
  2. more
Synonyms
  • (more): pus
Derived terms
  • mai o mens

Etymology 2

From Latin (mensis) Māius.

Noun

mai m (plural mais)

  1. May (month)

Pitjantjatjara

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mai̯/, [mɛɪ]

Noun

mai

  1. food (especially non-meat food; sometimes used for food in general)
  2. plant used for food

Rapa Nui

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *mai, from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *maʀi.

Preposition

mai

  1. from, since

Romanian

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Latin (mensis) Māius, probably through Greek Μάιος (Máios) and partially Proto-Slavic [Term?] maĩ, maj. Less likely a direct derivation from Latin.

Noun

mai m (uncountable)

  1. May
Synonyms
  • florar (popular/folk name)

Etymology 2

From Latin magis.

Adverb

mai

  1. more
Usage notes

This word regards degree rather than number, for which a form of the word mult should be appended.

  • mai ușor - easier (more easy)
  • mai fericit - happier (more happy)
  • mai multă fericire - more happiness
  • mai mulți băieți - more boys

Etymology 3

From Latin malleus (hammer).

Noun

mai n (plural maiuri)

  1. mallet, maul, sledgehammer, rammer, club
Declension
Related terms
  • măior

Etymology 4

Borrowed from Hungarian máj.

Noun

mai n (plural maiuri)

  1. (dialectal) liver
Declension
Synonyms
  • ficat

See also

  • (Gregorian calendar months) lună a calendarului gregorian; ianuarie, februarie, martie, aprilie, mai, iunie, iulie, august, septembrie, octombrie, noiembrie, decembrie (Category: ro:Months)

Romansch

Alternative forms

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) matg
  • (Puter) meg

Etymology

From Latin (mensis) Māius (of May).

Proper noun

mai m

  1. (Vallader) May

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [maːj˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [maːj˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [maːj˧˧]

Etymology 1

Noun

mai (𣈕, 𪰹)

  1. early morning
  2. (colloquial) Short for ngày mai (tomorrow).
  3. the hair in front of a person's ears
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“Chinese plum”).

Noun

(classifier cây, bông, hoa) mai

  1. Ochna integerrima, a tree species (sometimes shrub) of the family Ochnaceae, sometimes called apricot in English
    • 1999, Lê Trung Vũ and Lê Hồng Lý, Lễ hội Việt Nam, Văn hoá Thông tin, page 357
      Ngày xưa kỳ thi Hội chọn lấy đỗ Tiến sĩ được tổ chức vào mùa xuân, cùng với dịp hoa mai nở.
      In times of old, the ceremony of selecting Imperial Examination laureates was organized in spring, to coincide with the blooming of the apricot trees.

Etymology 3

Noun

(classifier cái) mai (𨨦)

  1. (of crabs, turtles and tortoises) shell

Etymology 4

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (SV: môi).

Noun

mai

  1. (Southern Vietnam) matchmaker

Welsh

Conjunction

mai

  1. that (introduces a noun clause, marking it for emphasis)

Synonyms

  • taw

See also

  • y
  • bod
  • i

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