mai

mai

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English Online Dictionary. What means mai‎? What does mai mean?

mai

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2 & ISO 639-3 language code for Maithili.

mai

  1. (anime, manga, fandom slang, Internet slang) Alternative form of my (used in the expressions mai waifu and mai husbando)
  • I'm a', ima, I'm-a, IAM, I'ma, I'm'a, AIM, i'ma, IMA, I'm a, i'm'a, I am, Ima, AMI, aim, Mia, Ima', mia, MIA
  • IPA(key): [mai]

mai

  1. far
  • Leenhardt, M. (1935) Vocabulaire et grammaire de la langue Houaïlou, Paris: Institut d'ethnologie. Cited in: "Houaïlou" in Greenhill, S.J., Blust, R., & Gray, R.D. (2008). The Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database: From Bioinformatics to Lexomics. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 4:271–283.
  • Leenhardt, M. (1946) Langues et dialectes de l'Austro-Mèlanèsie. Cited in: "Ajiø" in Greenhill, S.J., Blust, R., & Gray, R.D. (2008). The Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database: From Bioinformatics to Lexomics. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 4:271–283.

From Latin mater, matrem.

mai f

  1. mother
  • maiu

From Latin Maius or Greek Μάιος (Máios). Compare Romanian mai.

mai

  1. May (month)
  • IPA(key): /maj/

From Proto-Bodo-Garo *mai¹ (rice; paddy; cooked rice), from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *ma-j ~ mej (rice; paddy).

mai (Bengali script মায় or মাই)

  1. rice

From English May.

  • me
  • mei

mai (Bengali script মায় or মাই)

  1. May
  • jetja
  • van Breugel, Seino. 2015. Atong-English dictionary, second edition. Available online: https://www.academia.edu/487044/Atong_English_Dictionary.

mai

  1. water

mai

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

Inherited from Latin magis.

  • IPA(key): (Central, Balearic, Valencia) [ˈmaj]
  • Rhymes: -aj

mai

  1. never
    Antonym: sempre
    No ho sabrem mai.We'll never know.
  2. ever
    Synonym: alguna vegada
    Hi has vingut mai, a la festa major?Have you ever been to the major festival?
  • més val tard que no mai
  • jamai

mai

  1. breadfruit

mai

  1. eye

From German Mai.

mai (genitive mai, partitive maid)

  1. May
  • lehekuu
  • lehehakkamiskuu
  • õiekuu
  • toomekuu
  • meiukuu
  • nelipühakuu
  • (Gregorian calendar months) Gregoriuse kalendri kuu; jaanuar, veebruar, märts, aprill, mai, juuni, juuli, august, september, oktoober, november, detsember (Category: et:Months)

Borrowed from Latin (mensis) maius.

mai m

  1. May (month of the Gregorian calendar)
  • (Gregorian calendar months) januar, februar, mars, apríl, mai, juni, juli, august, september, oktober, november, desember (Category: fo:Months)

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

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

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

mai

  1. in
  2. from

Inherited from Old French mai, from Latin Maius.

  • IPA(key): /mɛ/
  • Rhymes:
  • Homophones: maie, maies, mais, met, mets (general), mes (ɛ/e-merger)

mai m (plural mais)

  1. May (month)
  • arbre de mai
  • mi-mai
  • Guianese Creole:
  • Haitian Creole: me
  • English: may
  • Iranian Persian: مه (me)
  • Louisiana Creole:
  • South Azerbaijani: مه ()
  • Tunisian Arabic: ماي (mēy)
  • (Gregorian calendar months) mois du calendrier grégorien; janvier, février, mars, avril, mai, juin, juillet, août, septembre, octobre, novembre, décembre (Category: fr:Gregorian calendar months)
  • “mai”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
  • ami

From Latin magis.

mai

  1. never

mai f (plural mais)

  1. Alternative form of nai

mai

  1. me

mai

  1. what

From Portuguese mãe. Cognate with Kabuverdianu mai.

mai

  1. mother
  • IPA(key): /mâi/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [mâi]

mâi m (possessed form mâin)

  1. oil, fat, grease
  2. gasoline, petrol
  • man shanu

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

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.
  • 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")
  • maila
  • aku, akula

mai

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

mai

  1. don't Negative imperative followed by a verb

ma +‎ -i

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɒji]
  • Hyphenation: mai
  • Rhymes: -ji

mai (not comparable)

  1. of today, today's
    Antonyms: régi, antik
    a mai újságtoday’s newspaper
  • mai in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • ami, ima
  • IPA(key): /maiʔ/
  • Rhymes: -mai
  • Hyphenation: mai

mai

  1. to bring

Borrowed from Russian май (maj).

  • (Ala-Laukaa) IPA(key): /ˈmɑi̯/, [ˈmɑi̯]
  • (Soikkola) IPA(key): /ˈmɑi̯/, [ˈmɑi̯]
  • Rhymes: -ɑi̯

mai

  1. May
  • Ruben E. Nirvi (1971) Inkeroismurteiden Sanakirja, Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, page 291

From Latin magis.

mai

  1. never (not ever)

From Latin magis.

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaj/
  • Rhymes: -aj
  • Hyphenation: mài

mai

  1. never
  2. ever, always
  3. used as an intensifier
  • 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
  • ami, ima, mia

mai

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

From Portuguese mãe.

mai

  1. mother

Borrowed from Russian май (maj).

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑi̯/
  • Hyphenation: mai

mai (genitive main, partitive maida)

  1. (South Karelian) May
  • oraškuu
  • A. V. Punzhina (1994) “mai”, in Словарь карельского языка (тверские говоры) [Dictionary of the Karelian language (Tver dialects)], →ISBN

mai

  1. vegetable food, bush tucker

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

  • IPA(key): /mai/

mai

  1. Come, present (at here), attend, be (here)

mai

  1. Come here! Here!

From Proto-Kuki-Chin *maj, from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *mej. Cognates include Tibetan མེ (me) and S'gaw Karen မ့ၣ် (maỳ).

  • IPA(key): /mai̯˥/

mai

  1. fire
  2. flame
  • R. Shafer (1944) “Khimi Grammar and Vocabulary”, in Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, volume 11, number 2, page 423
  • K. E. Herr (2011) The phonological interpretation of minor syllables, applied to Lemi Chin[1], Payap University, page 44

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.

  • IPA(key): /mai/

mai class 6

  1. shit, stool

(Proverbs)

  • mbũri ya mai ndĩremaga
  • mathugumo

From Proto-Bodo-Garo *mai¹ (rice; paddy; cooked rice), from, Proto-Sino-Tibetan *ma-j ~ mej (rice; paddy). Cognate with Garo mi, Atong (India) mai.

mai

  1. rice
  2. paddy
  • Debbarma, Binoy (2001) “mai”, in Concise Kokborok-English-Bengali Dictionary[2], Language Wing, Education Department, TTAADC, →ISBN, page 78

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

mai f

  1. mother
  • AEDLL
  • (Northern Peninsular Malay) IPA(key): [ˈmai̯]

mai (Jawi spelling ماي)

  1. (dialectal) to come (to move from further away to nearer to)
  • mari
  • "mai" in Kamus Dewan, Fourth Edition, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, →ISBN, 2005.
  • “mai” in Pusat Rujukan Persuratan Melayu | Malay Literary Reference Centre, Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2017.

mai

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

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

mai

  1. hither

mai

  1. water
  • William L. Gardner, Language use in the Epena district of Northern Congo, SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2006-005 (2006)
  • maì
  • IPA(key): [mai̯]

mai

  1. Used to form hortatives of verbs; let's
    Mai jaai!Let's go!
  • Shirley Burtch (1983) Diccionario Huitoto Murui (Tomo I) (Linguistica Peruana No. 20)‎[3] (in Spanish), Yarinacocha, Peru: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, page 171
  • Katarzyna Izabela Wojtylak (2017) A grammar of Murui (Bue): a Witotoan language of Northwest Amazonia.[4], Townsville: James Cook University press (PhD thesis), page 144

Borrowed from Latin Maius, after Maia.

mai (indeclinable)

  1. May (fifth month of the Gregorian calendar)
  • (Gregorian calendar months) månad i den gregorianske kalenderen; januar, februar, mars, april, mai, juni, juli, august, september, oktober, november, desember (Category: no:Months)
  • “mai” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Borrowed from Latin Maius, after Maia.

mai (indeclinable)

  1. May (fifth month)
  • “mai” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
  • (Limousin, Auvergne, Languedoc, "but") mas
  • (Gascony, "more/but") mes
  • (Gascony, "more") mèi/mei
  • (Gascony, Auvergne, "but") mès
  • IPA(key): /mai/

From Old Occitan mai, from Latin magis.

mai

  1. (Provençal, Vivaro-Alpine, Languedoc) but
  2. (Provençal, Vivaro-Alpine, Languedoc, Auvergne, Limousin) more
    Synonym: pus
  • a mai
  • mai o mens

From Latin (mensis) Maius.

mai m (plural mais)

  1. May (month)
  • IPA(key): /mai̯/, [mɛɪ]

mai

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

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

mai

  1. from, since
  • май (mai)post-1930s Cyrillic spelling
  • IPA(key): /ˈmaj/
  • Rhymes: -aj
  • Hyphenation: mai

Borrowed from Old Church Slavonic маи (mai), from Koine Greek Μάϊος (Máïos), from Latin (mensis) Maius. Less likely a direct derivation from Latin.

mai m (uncountable)

  1. May
    Synonym: (popular/folk name) florar

Inherited from Latin magis.

mai

  1. more
  2. anymore

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

mai ușoreasier (literally, “more easy”)
mai fericithappier (literally, “more happy”)
mai multă fericiremore happiness
mai mulți băiețimore boys
el nu mai mergehe is not going anymore

Inherited from Latin malleus (hammer).

mai n (plural maiuri)

  1. mallet, maul, sledgehammer, rammer, club
  • măior

Borrowed from Hungarian máj.

mai n (plural maiuri) (Moldavia (region), Transylvania, Bukovina, Maramureș)

  1. liver
    Synonym: ficat
  • (Gregorian calendar months) lună a calendarului gregorian; ianuarie, februarie, martie, aprilie, mai, iunie, iulie, august, septembrie, octombrie, noiembrie, decembrie (Category: ro:Months)
  • matg (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran)
  • meg (Puter)

From Latin (mensis) Maius (of May).

mai m

  1. (Vallader) May
  • ma-y, mayobsolete, Spanish-based orthography
  • ma-i
  • (Standard Tagalog) IPA(key): /maˈʔi/ [mɐˈʔi]
  • Rhymes: -i
  • Syllabification: ma‧i

maí (Baybayin spelling ᜋᜁ) (obsolete)

  1. word loaded with meaning
    Synonym: wikang malaman
    may maing salitahas a word loaded with meaning
  • “mai”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018
  • Noceda, Fr. Juan José de, Sanlucar, Fr. Pedro de (1860) Vocabulario de la lengua tagala, compuesto por varios religiosos doctos y graves[5] (in Spanish), Manila: Ramirez y Giraudier
  • IPA(key): [ˈma.i]

mai

  1. even
    botoboto mai ioho, lado mai iohothey even ate grasshoppers, they even ate eels
    ngofa-ngofa amoi ua mai kadonot even one child came
    ngori pipi cabu mai uaI have no money at all (literally, “my money, even a little is not”)
  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *maʀi, compare Malay mari.

mai

  1. to come

mai

  1. perchance

From Proto-Polynesian *mai. Cognates include Hawaiian mai and Samoan mai.

  • IPA(key): [ˈma.i]
  • Hyphenation: ma‧i

mai

  1. from

mai

  1. Indicates the motion of the action of the preceding verb towards the speaker; towards, to
  • atu
  • R. Simona, editor (1986), Tokelau Dictionary[7], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 199

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

  • IPA(key): /mai/

mai

  1. to come
  • Ross, Malcolm D. (2003) Andrew Pawley, editor, The lexicon of Proto-Oceanic: Volume 2, The Physical Environment, Canberra: Australian National University, →ISBN, →OCLC; republished as Meredith Osmond, editor, (Please provide a date or year)
  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [maːj˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [maːj˧˧]
  • (Saigon) IPA(key): [maːj˧˧]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.) For the connection between "first part of the day" and "day after this one", compare Germanic equivalents such as English morn(ning) and morrow, Dutch morgen, Romance ones such as French demain and Italian domani, and Japanese 明日 and (ashita).

mai • (埋, 𣈕, 𪰹)

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

Sino-Vietnamese word from (Chinese plum).

(classifier cây, bông, hoa) mai • (枚, 梅)

  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

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

(classifier cái) mai • (𨨦)

  1. (of crabs, turtles and tortoises) carapace (dorsal shell)
    Synonym: mu

Cognate with Muong Bi bai.

(classifier cái) mai • ()

  1. a kind of shovel

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

mai • ()

  1. (Southern Vietnam) matchmaker

Borrowed from Russian май (maj).

  • (Luutsa, Liivtšülä) IPA(key): /ˈmɑi̯/, [ˈmɑi̯]
  • Rhymes: -ɑi̯
  • Hyphenation: mai

mai

  1. May
  • Hallap, V., Adler, E., Grünberg, S., Leppik, M. (2012) “mai”, in Vadja keele sõnaraamat [A dictionary of the Votic language], 2nd edition, Tallinn

From mae (it is).

  • (North Wales, standard) IPA(key): /mai̯/
    • (North Wales, colloquial) IPA(key): /ma/, /mə/
  • (South Wales) IPA(key): /mai̯/
  • Homophone: Mai; mae (South Wales)

mai

  1. (formal and North Wales colloquial) that (introduces a noun clause, marking it for emphasis)
  • (South Wales, colloquial) taw
  • y
  • bod
  • i
  • nad

Cognate with Ternate mari (stone).

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.i/

mai

  1. stone
  • James Collins (1982) Further Notes Towards a West Makian Vocabulary[9], Pacific linguistics
  • Clemens Voorhoeve (1982) The Makian languages and their neighbours[10], Pacific linguistics (as may)

mai

  1. Alternative form of mye
  • Jacob Poole (d. 1827) (before 1828) 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, published 1867, page 114
  • IPA(key): /mai̯˧/

mai

  1. face
  • IPA(key): /mai̯˧/

mai

  1. pumpkin
  • Lukram Himmat Singh (2013) A Descriptive Grammar of Zou, Canchipur: Manipur University, page 45

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