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ai

Etymology 1

Originated 1685–95, from Brazilian Portuguese , from Old Tupi.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑ.i/

Noun

ai (plural ais or ai)

  1. A type of three-toed sloth, Bradypus tridactylus, endemic to forests of southern Venezuela, the Guianas, and northern Brazil.

Synonyms

  • (Bradypus tridactylus): maned sloth

See also

  • unau (two-toed sloth)

References

  • “ai” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 2000, →ISBN.
  • “ai” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.

Further reading

  • ai on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Bradypus tridactylus on Wikispecies.Wikispecies

Etymology 2

Contraction of aight (which itself is a contraction of all right).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ
  • Homophones: ay, aye, I, eye

Contraction

ai

  1. (slang, US) All right.

Anagrams

  • -ia, IA, i.a.

Akei

Noun

ai

  1. water

References

  • Sidney Herbert Ray, A comparative study of the Melanesian Island languages (1926), page 351

Albanian

Etymology

From Proto-Albanian *a-ei (compound of proclitic particle a and ei), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁éy- (he, this (one)). Compare Latin is, German er, Lithuanian jìs, Sanskrit अयम् (ayám)).

Pronoun

ai m sg (accusative atë, dative atij, ablative atij)

  1. he

Declension

See also

Pronoun

ai

  1. that

Declension


Amblong

Noun

ai

  1. water

Further reading

  • Darrell T. Tryon, New Hebrides languages: an internal classification (1976)

Apalaí

Noun

ai

  1. penis

Araki

Etymology

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

Noun

ai

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

References

  • Alexandre François, Araki: A Disappearing Language of Vanuatu (2002, →ISBN
  • Blust's Austronesian Comparative Dictionary

Catalan

Pronunciation

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

Interjection

ai

  1. ouch (pain), ooh (pain)

Noun

ai m (plural ais)

  1. ooh (pain)

Chuukese

Determiner

ai

  1. First person singular general possessive; my (used with general-class objects)

Related terms



Dadibi

Noun

ạị

  1. water

Synonyms

  • wẹ

References

  • Karl J. Franklin, Comparative Wordlist 1 of the Gulf District and adjacent areas (1975), page 67
  • Karl James Franklin, Pacific Linguistics (1973, →ISBN, page 130 (see we)

Dubu

Noun

ai

  1. water

Further reading

  • Cornelis L. Voorhoeve, Languages of Irian Jaya Checklist (1975, Canberra: Pacific Linguistics), page 114

Dutch

Alternative forms

  • (obsolete)

Etymology

Borrowed from Portuguese ai, from Old Tupi ai.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɑi/
  • Hyphenation: ai

Noun

ai m (plural ais)

  1. pale-throated sloth, Bradypus tridactylus
    Synonym: drievingerige luiaard

Estonian

Interjection

ai

  1. ow, ouch

Synonyms

  • aia

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑi̯/, [ˈɑi̯]
  • Rhymes: -ɑi
  • Syllabification: ai

Interjection

ai

  1. ouch!
  2. oh!
  3. (colloquial, interrogative particle) Oh? As in...?

Synonyms

  • (ouch): aih, au, auts.
  • (interrogative): -ko, -kö

Derived terms

  • ai niin

Anagrams

  • -ia, ia

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /e/, /ɛ/
  • Homophone: et
  • Homophones: aie, aies, aient, ait, es, est, hais, hait

Verb

ai

  1. first-person singular present indicative of avoir

Anagrams

  • IA

Friulian

Etymology

From Latin allium.

Noun

ai m (plural ais)

  1. garlic

Galician

Interjection

ai

  1. ouch! Expresses pain.

Hawaiian

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *qai, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qasiq.

Verb

ai

  1. To have sexual intercourse, to copulate.

Hiri Motu

Pronoun

ai

  1. 1st-person plural pronoun exclusive: we, us (but not you)

See also


Iban

Etymology

From Proto-Malayic *air, Proto-Malayo-Chamic *air, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aiʔ/, /aɛʔ/

Noun

ai

  1. water

Further reading

  • Adelaar, K. A. (1992) Proto-Malayic: The reconstruction of its phonology and parts of its lexicon and morphology[1], Canberra: The Australian National University
  • Asmah Haji Omar (1977), “The Iban Language”, in The Sarawak Museum Journal, volume XXV, issue 46, pages 81-100
  • Smith, A. (2017) The Languages of Borneo: A Comprehensive Classification, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.i/
  • Homophone: hai

Alternative forms

  • a' (truncation)

Contraction

ai

  1. contraction of a i; to the, at the

Japanese

Romanization

ai

  1. Rōmaji transcription of あい
  2. Rōmaji transcription of アイ

Kalasha

Pronoun

ai

  1. Alternative spelling of ábi (sense 1).

Kendayan

Etymology

From Proto-Malayic *air, Proto-Malayo-Chamic *air, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aiʔ/

Noun

ai

  1. water

Further reading

  • Smith, A. (2017) The Languages of Borneo: A Comprehensive Classification, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Kott

Etymology

From Proto-Yeniseian *ʔaʒ (I). Compare Assan aj (I), Arin aj (I), and Pumpokol ad (I).

Pronoun

ai

  1. I (first-person singular subjective)

Related terms

  • ajoŋ

Kriol

Etymology 1

From English eye.

Noun

ai

  1. eye
  2. headlight of a car
  3. seed

Etymology 2

From English I

Pronoun

ai

  1. I

Etymology 3

From English high.

Adjective

ai

  1. high, tall

Kuna

Noun

ai

  1. friend

Ladin

Etymology

a +‎ i

Contraction

ai

  1. at or to the (+ plural noun)

Ladino

Adverb

ai (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling אאי‎)

  1. Alternative form of

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /aj/
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /aj/

Verb

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of āiō

References

  • ai in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ai in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.

Latvian

Interjection

ai

  1. ouch!
  2. oh!

Lithuanian

Etymology

Compare Russian ой (oj, ow!).

Pronunciation

ái: IPA(key): /a͡ɪ/

aĩ: IPA(key): /ɐ͡ɪ/

Interjection

ái! or aĩ!

  1. ow!, ah!, (expresses pain, fear or surprise)
  2. oi!, hey! (used to attract someone's attention)

Synonyms

  • oi!, ui!
  • oi!, a!

Derived terms


Mandarin

Romanization

ai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of āi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of ái.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of ǎi.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of ài.

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.

Middle English

Pronoun

ai

  1. Alternative form of þei

References

  • “thei (pron.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 29 May 2018.

Norman

Verb

ai

  1. (Guernsey) first-person singular present indicative of aver

North Frisian

Adverb

ai

  1. (Mooring) not

Norwegian Bokmål

Interjection

ai

  1. used to express surprise

References

  • “ai” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Interjection

ai

  1. used to express surprise

References

  • “ai” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Occitan

Verb

ai

  1. first-person singular present indicative of aver

Piedmontese

Noun

ai

  1. garlic

Pitjantjatjara

Interjection

ai

  1. huh
  2. geez
  3. what
  4. hey

References

  • "ai" in Cliff Goddard (1992) Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara to English Dictionary, 2nd edition
  • Ninti Ngapartji

Pohnpeian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɐi/

Interjection

ai

  1. no way!

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [aj]
  • Rhymes: -aj

Interjection

ai

  1. ouch (expression of physical pain)
  2. oh (expression of concern)

Derived terms

  • ai meu deus

Rohingya

Verb

ai

  1. come

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aj/

Etymology 1

Article

ai (masculine plural possessive)

  1. of
See also
  • al (masculine/neuter singular)
  • a (feminine singular)
  • ale (feminine/neuter plural)

Etymology 2

From Latin allium / alium.

Noun

ai m (uncountable)

  1. (regional) garlic
Declension
Synonyms
  • usturoi
Derived terms
  • aior
  • mujdei
See also
  • ceapă

Etymology 3

Inflected form of avea (to have).

Verb

ai

  1. second-person singular present indicative of avea
    (you) have
  2. second-person singular present subjunctive of avea
  3. second-person singular imperative of avea

Etymology 4

From an old or proto-Romanian form ae, from Latin habēs.

Verb

ai

  1. (tu) ai (modal auxiliary, second-person singular form of avea, used with past participles to form perfect compus tenses)
    (you) have...
Related terms
  • am
  • a
  • ați
  • au

Etymology 5

Probably from a Vulgar Latin *eas, from Latin habēbās.

Verb

ai

(tu) ai (modal auxiliary, second-person singular form of avea, used with infinitives to form conditional tenses)

  1. (you) would
Related terms
  • am
  • ați
  • ar

References


Seri

Noun

ai

  1. his father

Preposition

ai

  1. still (used with nominalized third person verbs)

Sranan Tongo

Alternative forms

  • ay (unofficial)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aj/

Etymology 1

From English eye.

Noun

ai

  1. eye

Etymology 2

From English aye, ay.

Interjection

ai

  1. yes

Sumbawa

Etymology

From Proto-Malayo-Chamic *air, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *wair, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *wair, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun

ai

  1. water

References

  • ABVD; Bahasa Sumbawa

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English eye.

Noun

ai

  1. (anatomy) eye
  2. hole, opening, lid
  3. tip

Derived terms

  • ai i pas

Torres Strait Creole

Etymology 1

From English I.

Pronoun

ai

  1. I (see also mi)

Etymology 2

From English eye.

Noun

ai

  1. eye

Vietnamese

Etymology

From Proto-Vietic *ʔeː.

Pronunciation

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

Pronoun

ai • ()

  1. who
  2. whoever
  3. someone else
  4. one, a person
    • 2005, Nguyễn Ngọc Tư, "Cuối mùa nhan sắc" (in Cánh đồng bất tận), Trẻ publishing house
      Người ở chùa, người bán vé số, người ngủ công viên, người hát rong, ít ai có nhà để về.
      Some live at the temple, some sell lottery tickets, some sleep in parks, some play music in the streets; few have a home to go back to.
  5. (rhetorical) nobody

Further reading

  • "ai" in Hồ Ngọc Đức, Free Vietnamese Dictionary Project (details)

Volapük

Adverb

ai

  1. always
  2. at all times
  3. constantly (habitually)
  4. ever (always)
  5. habitually

Antonyms

  • neai

Derived terms

  • ai laidio (forever)

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ai̯/

Particle

ai

  1. (interrogative particle) (used when a non-verbal element is fronted for emphasis)
  2. whether, if (used when the subordinate clause has a non-verbal element fronted for emphasis)

Yami

Noun

ai

  1. (anatomy) foot

Zou

Noun

ai

  1. crab

References

  • http://www.languageinindia.com/feb2013/zouphonologyfinal.pdf

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a three-toed sloth.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)