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Definitions and meaning of bi

bi

Etymology 1

Clipping of bisexual.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /baɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ
  • Homophones: bye, buy, by

Adjective

bi (not comparable)

  1. (LGBT, slang) Bisexual.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:bisexual
    Coordinate terms: pan, mono
Translations

Noun

bi (plural bis)

  1. (LGBT, slang) A bisexual person.
    Synonyms: bisexual; see also Thesaurus:bisexual person

See also

  • bi-

Etymology 2

Mandarin ()

Alternative forms

  • (from Wade-Giles) pi

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) enPR: , IPA(key): /biː/
  • Rhymes: -iː
  • Homophones: b, be, Bea, bee

Noun

bi (plural bi)

  1. A type of jade disk produced in ancient China.

See also

  • Bi (jade) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

References

Anagrams

  • IB, ib.

Albanian

Etymology

A short form of bijë, from archaic bilë ("daughter, girl").

Interjection

bi

  1. A friendly exclamation to a person (female).
  2. An exclamation of surprise (to a female person).
Related terms
  • bre
  • brez
  • pra

Basque

Alternative forms

  • biga, bida (Upper Navarrese, Navarro-Lapurdian)

Etymology

Probably from Proto-Basque *biga (two), given the fact that dialectal form like biga and bida (with *-g- > -d-) are phonetically more conservative. Often compared with Iberian bi (two).

Pronunciation

  • (standard) IPA(key): /bi/

Numeral

bi

  1. two

Usage notes

This number can appear after the noun, especially in Biscay; but, just like all other numerals apart from bat, it is much more commonly placed before the noun.

Declension

References

Further reading

  • “bi” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus
  • “bi” in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus
  • Azkue, Resurrección María de (1905–1906) , “bi”, in Diccionario vasco-español-francés = Dictionnaire basque-espagnol-français [Basque-Spanish-French Dictionary] (in Spanish and French), volume 1, Bilbao, page 162

Bislama

Etymology

From English bee.

Noun

bi

  1. bee

Borôro

Verb

bi

  1. to die

Bura

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [bì]

Noun

  1. bin for grain storage

References

  • 2007. The UCLA Phonetics Lab Archive. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Department of Linguistics.

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈb̥iˀ]
  • Rhymes: -iː

Etymology 1

From Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *bijō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰey-.

Noun

bi c (singular definite bien, plural indefinite bier)

  1. bee
Inflection

See also

  • hveps c

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Middle Low German , from Proto-Germanic *bi (near, around). Related to English by and German bei

Adverb

bi

  1. by
Usage notes
  • Only in certain fixed phrases that are borrowed from German, like stå bi (German beistehen).

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

bi

  1. imperative of bie

Dongxiang

Etymology

From Proto-Mongolic *bi (I), compare Mongolian би (bi).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [pi]

Pronoun

bi (Xiaojing spelling بی‎)

  1. I (first-person singular personal pronoun)

Dutch

Etymology

Clipping of biseksueel.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bi/
  • Hyphenation: bi
  • Rhymes: -i

Adjective

bi (invariable, comparative meer bi, superlative meest bi)

  1. (colloquial) bisexual

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbi/, [ˈbi]
  • IPA(key): /ˈbiː/, [ˈbiː]
  • Rhymes: -i
  • Syllabification: bi

Noun

bi

  1. (colloquial) bi (bisexual)

Declension


French

Etymology

From bissexuel, or possibly directly from English bi

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bi/

Noun

bi m or f (plural bis)

  1. bi, bisexual person

Adjective

bi (invariable)

  1. bi, bisexual

Further reading

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

German

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [biː]

Adjective

bi (not comparable)

  1. (informal) bi

Gothic

Romanization

bi

  1. Romanization of 𐌱𐌹

Guerrero Amuzgo

Adjective

bi

  1. green

Isthmus Zapotec

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈbì]

Noun

bi

  1. wind

Italian

Alternative forms

  • be (obsolete, regional)

Etymology

From Latin (the name of the letter B).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbi/
  • Rhymes: -i
  • Hyphenation:

Noun

bi f (invariable)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter B.; bee

See also

  • (Latin-script letter names) lettera; a, bi, ci, di, e, effe, gi, acca, i, i lunga, cappa, elle, emme, enne, o, pi, cu, erre, esse, ti, u, vu, doppia vu, ics, ipsilon, zeta

Japanese

Romanization

bi

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Kalasha

Etymology

From Sanskrit बीज (bīja), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *bíHȷ́am. Cognate with Konkani बी () and Parachi bīz (seed-corn).

Noun

bi

  1. a seed
  2. semen
  3. moth larva

Related terms

  • bíyak

Kaure

Noun

bi

  1. water

References

  • C. L. Voorhoeve, 1975. Languages of Irian Jaya Checklist, Canberra: Pacific Linguistics, p.108
  • Bill Palmer, editor (2018) The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area: A Comprehensive Guide, Padua: De Gruyter Mouton, OCLC 1050042990, page 457

Low German

Etymology

From Old Saxon , from Proto-Germanic *bi.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /biː/

Preposition

bi

  1. at, with
    Bi us is dat ümmer Feest.
    With us it's always a party.
  2. by
    Wi wahnt in en Huus bi de Meer.
    I live in a house by the lake.
  3. around, about (often in combination with üm)
    Dat weer üm bi so'n twintig Johr vör.
    It was about twenty years ago.

Inflection

Adverb

bi

  1. alongside, with
  2. in order to adjust or improve

Manchu

Romanization

bi

  1. Romanization of ᠪᡳ

Mandarin

Romanization

bi

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .

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 Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch bi, from Proto-West Germanic *bī.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /biː/

Preposition

bi

  1. by, near, around
  2. beside, alongside
  3. at, with
  4. among
  5. during
  6. by (the work of)
  7. because of

Descendants

  • Dutch: bij
  • Limburgish: bie

Adverb

bi

  1. by, near, around

Descendants

  • Dutch: bij
  • Limburgish: bie

Further reading

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

Middle English

Etymology

From Old English bi, from Proto-Germanic *bi.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbiː/

Preposition

bi

  1. by
    • 1407, The Testimony of William Thorpe, pages 40–41
      And I seide, “Ser, in his tyme maister Ioon Wiclef was holden of ful many men the grettis clerk that thei knewen lyuynge vpon erthe. And therwith he was named, as I gesse worthili, a passing reuli man and an innocent in al his lyuynge. And herfore grete men of kunnynge and other also drowen myche to him, and comownede ofte with him. And thei sauouriden so his loore that thei wroten it bisili and enforsiden hem to rulen hem theraftir… Maister Ion Aston taughte and wroot acordingli and ful bisili, where and whanne and to whom he myghte, and he vsid it himsilf, I gesse, right perfyghtli vnto his lyues eende. Also Filip of Repintoun whilis he was a chanoun of Leycetre, Nycol Herforde, dane Geffrey of Pikeringe, monke of Biland and a maistir dyuynyte, and Ioon Purueye, and manye other whiche weren holden rightwise men and prudent, taughten and wroten bisili this forseide lore of Wiclef, and conformeden hem therto. And with alle these men I was ofte homli and I comownede with hem long tyme and fele, and so bifore alle othir men I chees wilfulli to be enformed bi hem and of hem, and speciali of Wiclef himsilf, as of the moost vertuous and goodlich wise man that I herde of owhere either knew. And herfore of Wicleef speciali and of these men I toke the lore whiche I haue taughte and purpose to lyue aftir, if God wole, to my lyues ende.”

Descendants

  • English: by
  • Scots: by, bye, bi', be, b'
  • Yola: bee

References

  • “bī, prep.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Mirandese

Verb

bi

  1. first-person singular preterite indicative of ber: I saw.

North Frisian

Noun

bi f

  1. (Mooring) bee

Northern Kurdish

Etymology

From Proto-Iranian Proto-Iranian *pati-.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes:

Preposition

bi

  1. by
  2. with

Nzadi

Pronoun

  1. we (first-person plural pronoun)

See also


Old Dutch

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *bī.

Preposition

  1. by, near
  2. at, with

Descendants

  • Middle Dutch: bi
    • Dutch: bij
    • Limburgish: bie

Further reading

  • “bī”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old English

Alternative forms

  • be

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *bi (near, by, around, about), q.v.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /biː/

Preposition

  1. about (concerning)
  2. by, in various senses:
    1. near or next to
    2. not later than
    3. based on, according to

Descendants

  • Middle English: bi
    • English: by
    • Scots: by, bye, bi', be, b'
    • Yola: bee

Old High German

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *bi, whence also Old English bi.

Preposition

  1. by
  2. at

Descendants

  • Alsatian: bii
  • German: bei
  • Vilamovian: by
  • Yiddish: בײַ(bay)

Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *bi, whence also Old English bi.

Preposition

  1. by, near, to
  2. beside

Descendants

  • Low German: bi, by

Phalura

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bi/

Particle

bi (discourse, Perso-Arabic spelling بیۡ)

  1. also, too
  2. else, at all
  3. even

References

  • Liljegren, Henrik; Haider, Naseem (2011) Palula Vocabulary (FLI Language and Culture Series; 7)‎[3], Islamabad, Pakistan: Forum for Language Initiatives, →ISBN

Portuguese

Adjective

bi (plural bi, comparable)

  1. bisexual (sexually attracted to persons of either sex)
    Synonym: bissexual

Noun

bi m, f (plural bis)

  1. bisexual (bisexual person)
    Synonym: bissexual

Sardinian

Etymology

From Latin ibi.

Pronoun

bi (adverbial)

  1. there (at a place)
  2. there, thither (to there)
    Synonym: i, nche

Scots

Preposition

bi

  1. by

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish (imperative singular of at·tá), from Proto-Celtic *buyeti, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰuH-

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pi/

Verb

bi (past bha, future bidh, verbal noun bhith)

  1. be, exist

Inflection

Related terms

  • beò

Mutation

See also

  • is

References

  • “bi” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.

Serbo-Croatian

Verb

bi

  1. second-person singular aorist of biti
  2. third-person singular aorist of biti
  3. (colloquial, conditional) aorist of biti; would

Usage notes

  • In colloquial Serbo-Croatian, bi is commonly used in place of other aorist forms when forming conditional of biti in both singular and plural if the subject is deducible from context (usually from the conjugated form of the verb). That is, bi is a shared shorthand for bih, bismo, biste and biše.

Solon

Etymology

From Proto-Tungusic *bi. Cognate with Evenki би (bi), Manchu ᠪᡳ (bi).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bi/

Pronoun

bi

  1. I

Southern Ndebele

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *-bɪ́ɪ̀.

Adjective

-bí

  1. bad
  2. evil
  3. ugly

Inflection

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.


Spanish

Adjective

bi (invariable)

  1. bi (bisexual)

Swazi

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *-bɪ́ɪ̀.

Adjective

-bí

  1. bad
  2. evil
  3. ugly

Inflection


Swedish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /biː/
  • Rhymes: -iː

Etymology 1

From Old Swedish , , from Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *bijō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰī-.

Noun

bi n

  1. bee
Usage notes
  • More rare spellings of the definite forms are bit/bits (singular) and bien/biens (plural). However, the spellings in the inflection box are the most common.
Declension

See also

  • bålgeting c
  • geting c

Etymology 2

Adjective

bi

  1. (informal) bisexual

Etymology 3

Adverb

bi (not comparable)

  1. (in some fixed expressions) by
Related terms
  • stå någon bi

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English bee.

Noun

bi

  1. bee

Turkish

Numeral

bi

  1. Contraction of bir.

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

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

Etymology 1

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Adjective

bi

  1. (only in compounds) sad; sorrowful
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Borrowed from French bille.

Noun

(classifier cục, hòn, viên) bi

  1. a marble (spherical ball)
  2. (billiards, snooker) a ball
  3. (slang) a ball (testicle)
Derived terms

Volapük

Conjunction

bi

  1. because

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /biː/

Noun

bi f (plural biau)

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

Mutation

This word cannot be mutated.

See also

  • (Latin-script letter names) llythyren; a, bi, ec, èch, di, èdd, e, èf, èff, èg, eng, aetsh, i/i dot, je, ce, el, èll, em, en, o, pi, ffi, ciw, er, rhi, ès, ti, èth, u/u bedol, fi, w, ecs, y, sèd (Category: cy:Latin letter names)

Xhosa

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *-bɪ́ɪ̀.

Adjective

-bí

  1. bad
  2. evil
  3. ugly

Inflection


Yoruba

Pronunciation

  • (high-tone): IPA(key): /bí/
  • (mid-tone): IPA(key): /bī/
  • (low-tone): IPA(key): /bì/

Etymology 1

Noun

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letter names) lẹ́tà; á, , dí, é, ẹ́, fí, gí, gbì, hí, í, jí, kí, lí, mí, ní, ó, ọ́, pí, rí, sí, ṣí, tí, ú, wí, yí

Etymology 2

Conjunction

  1. (conditional) if

Derived terms

  • bí ẹnipé

Etymology 3

Conjunction

  1. (subordinating conjunction) how
  2. Alternative spelling of bíi (like, as)

Etymology 4

Conjunction

  1. when, as soon as

Etymology 5

Conjunction

  1. subordinating conjunction used solely with intensifiers such as àfi, àyàmọ̀, àyàṣe, and àdàmọ̀

Etymology 6

Particle

  1. question marker that can be used at the end of a yes-no question

Etymology 7

Verb

  1. (transitive) to give birth to
  2. (intransitive) to increase

Derived terms

Etymology 8

Verb

bi

  1. (transitive) to ask, to interrogate

Derived terms

  • bi léèrè

Etymology 9

Verb

bi

  1. (transitive) to push, to jostle

Etymology 10

Verb

bi

  1. (transitive) to cause one to gain an evil reward for a prior evil committed

Etymology 11

Verb

  1. (transitive) to vomit, to throw up

Verb

bi

  1. Alternative form of (to vomit) used before object nouns

Derived terms

  • bíbì, èbíbì, èébì, ìbì

Etymology 12

Verb

  1. (intransitive) to sway, to push back

Zaghawa

Noun

bi

  1. water

References

  • Ehret, Christopher (2001) A Historical-Comparative Reconstruction of Nilo-Saharan (SUGIA, Sprache und Geschichte in Afrika: Beihefte; 12)‎[4], Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, →ISBN, ISSN 0720-0986.

Zhuang

Pronunciation

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /pi˨˦/
  • Tone numbers: bi1
  • Hyphenation: bi

Etymology 1

From Proto-Tai *piːᴬ (year). Cognate with Thai ปี (bpii), Northern Thai ᨸᩦ, Lao ປີ (), ᦔᦲ (ṗii), Shan ပီ (pǐi), Tai Nüa ᥙᥤ (pi), Phake ပီ, Ahom 𑜆𑜣 (pii), Bouyei bil.

Classifier

bi (Sawndip forms 𭯌 or 𭽨 or 𭙂, old orthography bi)

  1. year
    Synonym: nienz
  2. year old
Derived terms

Etymology 2

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

Verb

bi (old orthography bi)

  1. (intransitive) to swing; to sway; to rock
  2. (transitive) to swing; to rock; to wag
  3. to swing (on a swing)

Zou

Noun

bi

  1. thatch

References

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

Zulu

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *-bɪ́ɪ̀.

Adjective

-bí

  1. bad
  2. evil
  3. ugly

Inflection

Derived terms

  • -bana
  • isibi
  • okubi
  • ububi

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (short for) a bisexual.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)