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3 letters words from 'sai'

AIS 3SAI 3

2 letters words from 'sai'

AI 2AS 2
IS 2SI 2

All 3 letters words made out of sai

sai asi sia isa ais ias

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Definitions and meaning of sai

sai

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /saɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ
  • Homophones: sigh, psi, xi, scye, Si

Etymology 1

From Japanese (sai).

Noun

sai (plural sai)

  1. A handheld weapon with three prongs, used in some Oriental martial arts.

See also

  • Sai (weapon) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Etymology 2

Compare Portuguese sahi, from Tupian sai (monkey).

Noun

sai

  1. A sajou; a capuchin (monkey).

Further reading

  • sai in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • sai in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Etymology 3

Borrowed from Min Nan (sái, “excrement; poop”).

Noun

sai (uncountable) (Singapore, Malaysia, coloquial, Singlish)

  1. (vulgar) shit

Anagrams

  • A. S. I., A.S.I., AIS, AIs, ASI, Asi, IAS, ISA, Isa, Isa., Sia, a-Si, ais, is-a

Basque

Noun

sai

  1. vulture

Estonian

Etymology

Cognate to Livonian sōja (white bread). Possibly a derivation from saama. As white bread was often offered during weddings, an initial compound of saialeib would have meant something along the lines of "receiver's bread, wedding bread".

Noun

sai (genitive saia, partitive saia)

  1. white bread

Declension

Verb

sai

  1. Third-person singular past form of saama.
    Ta sai kingituse.
    He got a present.

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɑi̯/, [ˈs̠ɑi̯]
  • Rhymes: -ɑi
  • Syllabification: sai

Verb

sai

  1. Third-person singular indicative past form of saada.
    Hän sai lahjan. (He got a present.)

Anagrams

  • -ias, -isa, ais

Gothic

Romanization

sai

  1. Romanization of 𐍃𐌰𐌹

Italian

Verb

sai

  1. (informal second-person singular present indicative of sapere) - (you) know

Noun

sai pl

  1. plural of saio

Anagrams

  • sia

Japanese

Romanization

sai

  1. Rōmaji transcription of さい
  2. Rōmaji transcription of サイ

Mandarin

Romanization

sai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of sāi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of sǎi.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of sài.

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

Noun

sai

  1. Alternative form of assay

Min Nan


Portuguese

Alternative forms

  • sae (obsolete), say (obsolete)

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal, Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈsaj/
  • Rhymes: -aj

Verb

sai

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of sair
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of sair

Solon

Noun

sai

  1. tea

References

  • Bayarma Khabtagaeva, Dagur Elements in Solon Evenki, 2012.

Veps

Etymology

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

Noun

sai

  1. wedding

Inflection

References

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), “свадьба”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

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

Etymology 1

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“bad; incorrect; inaccurate; to order; to send”).

Adjective

sai

  1. be incorrect
  2. be inaccurate
Synonyms
  • trật
Antonyms
  • đúng
  • phải

Etymology 2

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Verb

sai

  1. (chiefly in compounds) to order, to send
    • 1920, Trần Trọng Kim, Việt Nam sử lược, Quyển II, Trung Bắc Tân Văn, page 130
      Vua Càn-long nghe lời tâu ấy sai Tôn sĩ Nghị khởi quân bốn tỉnh Quảng-đông, Quảng-tây, Quí-châu, Vân-nam, đem sang đánh Tây-sơn.
      When the Quanlong Emperor had heard this petition, he ordered Sun Shiyi to take the troops of the four provinces Guangdong, Guangzhou, Guizhou, and Yunnan and bring them to fight the Tây Sơn.
Derived terms

Etymology 3

Adjective

sai • (𡗂)

  1. (of trees) be fruitful

Zhuang

Pronunciation

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /θaːi˨˦/
  • Tone numbers: sai1
  • Hyphenation: sai

Etymology 1

From Proto-Tai *ʑaːjᴬ (male). Cognate with Thai ชาย (chaai), Northern Thai ᨩᩣ᩠ᨿ, Lao ຊາຍ (sāi), ᦋᦻ (tsaay), Shan ၸၢႆး (tsáay), Tai Nüa ᥓᥣᥭᥰ (tsäay), Ahom 𑜋𑜩 (chay).

Noun

sai (old orthography sai, Sawndip forms 𪟞, 仔, 哉, 腮, 偲)

  1. male; man; boy; fellow
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Proto-Tai *saːjᴬ (cord; string). Cognate with Thai สาย (sǎai), Lao ສາຍ (sāi).

Noun

sai (old orthography sai, Sawndip forms 𧛷, 緦, 腮, 哉, 𬗹, 彩)

  1. band; belt; ribbon
Derived terms

Etymology 3

Verb

sai (old orthography sai, Sawndip forms 浉, 筛)

  1. to waste; to squander
  2. to lose (through damage or death)

Etymology 4

Verb

sai (old orthography sai, Sawndip forms )

  1. to pour (wine)

Etymology 5

Verb

sai (old orthography sai, Sawndip forms 㩙, 师)

  1. to saw (wood)

Etymology 6

Verb

sai (old orthography sai, Sawndip forms 𡧳)

  1. (dialectal, of flowers) to bloom

Source: wiktionary.org