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Definitions and meaning of li

li

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /liː/
  • Rhymes: -iː

Etymology 1

An early romanization of Chinese Mandarin (). As a Korean unit, via the Yale romanization of Korean (ri), from the Chinese distance.

Alternative forms

  • (Korea): ri

Noun

li (plural lis or li)

  1. The Chinese mile, a traditional unit of distance equal to 1500 chis or 150 zhangs, now standardized as a half-kilometer (500 meters).
    Synonym: Chinese mile
  2. The Korean mile, a traditional unit of distance equivalent to about 393 m.
    Synonym: Korean mile
Translations

Etymology 2

From Mandarin 市厘 ().

Noun

li (plural li)

  1. A traditional Chinese unit of weight, equal to one-thousandth of a liang, or fifty milligrams.

Etymology 3

From Mandarin ().

Noun

li (plural li)

  1. (Chinese philosophy) A meaningful ceremony or ritual; etiquette, behaviour.

Etymology 4

From Mandarin ().

Noun

li (plural li)

  1. An ancient Chinese cauldron having three hollow legs.

Etymology 5

Symbol

li

  1. (mathematics) Logarithmic integral function

Etymology 6

Altered from la. vowel changed to 'e' to signify a raised note.

Noun

li (uncountable)

  1. (music) In solfège, the raised sixth note of a major scale (the note A-sharp in the fixed-do system).
    Synonyms: A-sharp, B-flat, ta, te

Anagrams

  • I'l, IL, il-

Albanian

Etymology 1

Orel suggests from South Slavic, compare Serbo-Croatian lȉh (exclusive), lȋh (false, odd), Slovene lȋh (uneven, odd). However, generally thought to be from Greek εὐλογία (eὐlogía) "blessing", with a euphemistic sense development. Compare e.g. the euphemistic synonym "e lume" (the happy/blessed one)

Alternative forms

  • lijë

Noun

li f (definite singular lia)

  1. pox
  2. olive scab, peacock spot (Cycloconium oleaginum)
    Synonym: sypallua
Derived terms
Hyponyms

References

Etymology 2

Borrowed through Vulgar Latin from Latin līnum.

Noun

li m (definite singular liri)

  1. flax

Aragonese

Etymology

From Latin ille (that one).

Pronoun

li

  1. him (indirect object)

Synonyms

  • le

Aromanian

Etymology

From Latin illis, dative common plural of ille. Compare Romanian le.

Pronoun

li f (short/unstressed accusative form of eali)

  1. (direct object) them (all-female group)

Related terms

  • (feminine/masculine plural dative- short/unstressed form)
  • u (feminine singular accusative- short/unstressed form)
  • (a) lor (feminine/masculine plural dative- long/stressed form)

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin illī, dative common singular of ille.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈli/
  • Rhymes: -i

Pronoun

li (enclitic and proclitic)

  1. him, her, it (indirect object)

Declension


Corsican

Etymology

From Latin illi, masculine plural of ille, from Old Latin olle. Cognates include Italian gli (the, them) and Romanian îi (them).

Pronoun

li

  1. him, her (indirect object)
  2. them (indirect object)
  3. Archaic form of i.

See also

Article

li

  1. Archaic form of i.

References

  • https://infcor.adecec.net/

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

li m (uncountable)

  1. li (Chinese unit of distance).

Esperanto

Etymology

From Italian lui, French lui, or Spanish le, plus the i of personal pronouns.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /li/
  • Hyphenation: li
  • Audio:

Pronoun

li (accusative lin, possessive lia)

  1. (personal pronoun) he
Usage notes
  • Li is traditionally used as both a masculine and a gender-neutral pronoun, but since the 1970s generic usage has sometimes been criticized and is increasingly being avoided and replaced by "li aŭ ŝi". Some people think this is an imperfect solution which is inappropriately long, and since the 2010s it is additionally also criticized by some as being too exclusive to non-binary people. In response to such criticisms, there have been various proposals for new pronouns, but the only proposal that has been gaining some adoption is ri.
Synonyms
  • (person whose gender is unknown): ri, ŝli

Related terms

  • ili (they) (plural)

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /li/

Noun

li m (plural lis)

  1. li (Chinese unit of distance).

Further reading

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

Anagrams

  • il

Guinea-Bissau Creole

Etymology

From Portuguese ali. Cognate with Kabuverdianu li.

Adverb

li

  1. here

Haitian Creole

Etymology 1

From French lui.

Pronoun

li (contracted form l)

  1. he
  2. him
  3. she
  4. her
  5. it

Etymology 2

From French lire.

Verb

li

  1. to read

Ido

Etymology

From lu (he, him, she, her, it, that) +‎ -i (-s; plural).

Pronoun

li pl

  1. they, them

Related terms

  • ili (they, them, masculine)
  • eli (they, them, feminine)
  • oli (they, them, neuter)

Interlingue

Article

li

  1. the

Istriot

Article

li

  1. masculine plural definite article
    • 1877, Antonio Ive, Canti popolari istriani: raccolti a Rovigno, volume 5, Ermanno Loescher, page 40:
      Ti me pari oûna dea infra li dai,
      You seem to me a goddess among the gods

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /li/, [l̺i]
  • Homophone:

Etymology 1

From Latin illī, nominative masculine plural of ille.

Alternative forms

  • -li (enclitic)

Pronoun

li m pl (female le, singular lo)

  1. (accusative) them
Usage notes

Never elides.

See also

Etymology 2

Variant of gli.

Article

li m pl (singular lo)

  1. Archaic form of gli.

Pronoun

li m pl (singular lo)

  1. (dative) Archaic form of gli.

Etymology 3

Adverb

li

  1. Misspelling of .

Anagrams

  • il

Japanese

Romanization

li

  1. Rōmaji transcription of り゚
  2. Rōmaji transcription of リ゚

Kabuverdianu

Etymology

From Portuguese ali.

Adverb

li

  1. here

Khumi Chin

Etymology

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan [Term?]. Cognate to Burmese လေး (le:, bow) and S'gaw Karen ချံၣ် (khleè, bow).

Noun

li

  1. crossbow

Livonian

Verb

li

  1. 2nd person singular imperative form of lǟdõ

Louisiana Creole French

Etymology

From French lui.

Pronoun

li

  1. he
  2. him
  3. she
  4. her

Maltese

Alternative forms

  • illi (after a word-final consonant cluster)

Etymology

From Arabic اَلَّذِي(allaḏī, relative pronoun). Compare common dialectal Arabic اللي(illi, lli). The use as a conjunction is widely found in Maghrebi Arabic, so there is no reason to consider it a Romance influence (as might otherwise be thought; compare Italian che, which is both a relative pronoun and the conjunction “that”).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /li/

Pronoun

li

  1. (relative) who; which; that

Usage notes

  • Unlike standard Arabic, the relative pronoun is normally used also with indefinite referents (example sentence 2). However, it is optional in this case.

Conjunction

li

  1. that

Mandarin

Romanization

li (Zhuyin ˙ㄌㄧ)

  1. Pinyin transcription of
  2. Pinyin transcription of
  3. Pinyin transcription of
  4. Pinyin transcription of

li

  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.

Mauritian Creole

Etymology

From French le, lui

Pronoun

li

  1. he, she, it (third-person singular personal pronoun)

See also


Michif

Etymology

From French le.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [lɪ]

Article

li m (feminine la, masculine and feminine plural lii)

  1. the

Miskito

Noun

li

  1. water

References

  • Eduard Conzemius, Ethnographical Survey of the Miskito and Sumu Indians (1932)

Munsee

Particle

  1. here, there, thus, so

References


Neapolitan

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /i/

Pronoun

li

  1. Alternative form of 'i

Niuatoputapu

Article

li

  1. the

Norman

Etymology

From Old French li, from Vulgar Latin *illui, a Vulgar Latin dative of Classical Latin ille.

Pronoun

li

  1. (Guernsey) him

Northern Kurdish

Etymology

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *en.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes:

Preposition

li

  1. in
  2. an element of several prepositions and circumpositions

Related terms

  • li ... de
  • li cem
  • li ber
  • li dijî
  • li dora
  • li gora
  • li pey
  • li pêş
  • li rex
  • li ser

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse hlíð

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /liː/

Noun

li f or m (definite singular lia or lien, indefinite plural lier, definite plural liene)

  1. A sloping mountainside or hillside covered with grass or forest.

References

  • “li” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • il

Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /liː/

Etymology 1

From Old Norse hlíð, from Proto-Germanic *hlīdō, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱléyteh₂ (something leaned, inclined).

Alternative forms

  • Lid, lid (obsolete spellings)

Noun

li f (definite singular lia, indefinite plural lier, definite plural liene)

  1. a sloping mountainside or hillside covered with grass or forest.

Etymology 2

From Old Norse líða, from Proto-Germanic *līþaną. The sense of suffering may be a loan from Middle Low German.

Alternative forms

  • lida, lide (long forms)

Verb

li (present tense lir, past tense lei, supine lidd or lidt or liden, past participle lidd or liden, present participle lidande, imperative li)

  1. (intransitive, of time) to pass, elapse
  2. (intransitive) to suffer
    1. (intransitive) to endure
    2. (intransitive) to tolerate, like
Related terms
  • lei
  • leia, leie

References

  • “li” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • il

Novial

Article

li

  1. the

Old French

Etymology 1

From Latin ille (that). In the nominative singular, it was influenced by the nom. sg. form of the pronoun quī.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /li/

Article

li

  1. the (masculine nominative singular and plural definite article)
    • circa 1170, Chrétien de Troyes, Érec et Énide:
      Li rois respont: "N'est pas mançonge"
      The king replied "this is no lie"
Inflection

Etymology 2

From Latin illī (to that one), dative singular of Latin ille. Cognate of Spanish le, Portuguese lhe, Italian gli.

Pronoun

li

  1. third-person singular indirect object pronoun; to him, to her, to it
Descendants
  • French: lui

Old Occitan

Etymology

From Latin ille (that).

Article

li

  1. the (masculine nominative singular and plural definite article)

Polish

Etymology 1

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

Adverb

li (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) only

Etymology 2

From Mandarin ()

Noun

li n (indeclinable)

  1. li, Chinese unit of distance
  2. li, Chinese unit of weight

Etymology 3

From Mandarin ()

Noun

li n (indeclinable)

  1. li, a meaningful ceremony or ritual

Further reading

  • li in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -i

Verb

li

  1. first-person singular (eu) preterite indicative of ler

Romanian

Pronoun

li (dative form of ele, form of le)

  1. to them

Usage notes

This word is used when le (which is dative) is combined with the following accusatives:

  • îl (the accusative of el, contracted as li-l)
  • îi (the accusative of ei, contracted as li-i)
  • le (the accusative of ele)
  • se (the reflexive accusative of all third-person pronouns)

See also

  • vi
  • ni

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *li.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /li/

Particle

li (Cyrillic spelling ли)

  1. question-forming interrogative particle (postpositive, unlike other particles, never first word in a sentence)
  2. used as conjunction with da (except in Croatian, je li is used instead)
    (Croatian: "nemam pojma je li došao")
  3. (as a conjunction) if
    (when "li" is used in this sense, it is usually translated as a subjunctive form "should", and when "ako" is used, it is usually translated as "if" - ako me pokušaš napasti = if you try to attack me)
  4. used as an emphatic intensifier

See also

  • zar (interrogative particle)

Sicilian

Etymology

From Latin illī or illae, nominative plurals of ille.

Article

li m pl or f pl

  1. (definite) the

See also


Vietnamese

Alternative forms

  • ly

Etymology

Sino-Vietnamese word from (glass).

Pronunciation

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

Noun

(classifier cái) li

  1. cup, glass (def. 2)

See also


Volapük

Particle

li

  1. Appended with a hyphen to a verb, it turns the entire clause it is in into a question.

Walloon

Article

li (after an open syllable and/or before a vowel : l', plural : les, plural after an open syllabe and before a vowel: ls)

  1. the

Pronoun

li

  1. him, her, it (direct object, before verb)

Westrobothnian

Etymology 1

Noun

li f

  1. Alternative form of lid

Etymology 2

From Old Norse , specifically the accusative léa, from Proto-Germanic *lewô. The duosyllabic accent might be derived from the definite singular form.

Pronunciation

  • (Hössjö) IPA(key): [lìː]
  • (Skellefteå) IPA(key): [lèɪ̯ːj]
  • (Luleå) IPA(key): [lø̀ʏ̯ː]
  • (Kalix) IPA(key): [lɛ̀ɪ̯ː]
    Rhymes: -ìː
    (ð-dropping) Rhymes: -ìː, -ìːð
    (northern í-ý merger) Rhymes: -ìː, -ỳː

Noun

 m (definite singular lien)

  1. scythe
Derived terms
  • libɑka (the trailing edge of a scythe)
  • liörv (shaft on a scythe)

Etymology 3

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

Noun

li n (definite singular liä)

  1. afterbirth from calving
    Synonyms: ättföring, leg

Etymology 4

From Old Norse líða, from Proto-Germanic *līþaną. The sense “suffer” may be borrowed from Middle Low German, but derive from the same root in any case.

Verb

li

  1. to elapse.
  2. to come to an end, run out.
  3. to suffer.

References


Zou

Numeral

li

  1. four

References

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

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a Chinese unit of distance.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)