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3 letters words from 'tai'

AIT 3ITA 3
TAI 3 

2 letters words from 'tai'

AI 2AT 2
IT 2TA 2
TI 2 

All 3 letters words made out of tai

tai ati tia ita ait iat

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word tai. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in tai.

Definitions and meaning of tai

tai

Etymology

From Japanese (たい).

Noun

tai

  1. A fish, the Japanese bream.

Related terms

  • taiyaki

Anagrams

  • AIT, IAT, ITA, TIA, Tia, ait, ita, tia

'Are'are

Etymology 1

From Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *isa, *əsa, from Proto-Austronesian *isa, *əsa, *asa.

Cognate with Maori tahi (one), Hawaiian kahi (one).

Numeral

tai

  1. one

Etymology 2

Appears to be cognate with Maori tui (to sew; to string or thread together), Hawaiian kui (needle, pin; to string or thread together).

Verb

tai

  1. to sew

Synonyms

  • eeta

References

  • Kateřina Naitoro, A Sketch Grammar of 'Are'are: The Sound System and Morpho-Syntax (2013)

Cebuano

Etymology

From Proto-Austronesian.

Noun

tai

  1. feces
  2. dung; animal excrement

Adjective

tai

  1. (vulgar, colloquial) despicable

Interjection

tai

  1. (vulgar, offensive) Used similar to shit!

Faroese

Etymology

From Thai ไทย (tai).

Noun

tai n (genitive singular tais, uncountable)

  1. Thai language

Synonyms

  • tailendskt

Fijian

Etymology

From Proto-Central Pacific *taci, from Proto-Oceanic *tasik, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tasik.

Noun

tai

  1. coast
  2. sea-shore

Finnish

Alternative forms

  • tahi, tahikka, taikka

Etymology

From earlier tahi, related to tahtoa, tahansa, tahallaan.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɑi̯/, [ˈt̪ɑi̯]
  • Rhymes: -ɑi
  • Syllabification: tai

Conjunction

tai

  1. (coordinating; in affirmative clauses) or
    Synonyms: eli (archaic), tahi (rare), taikka (rare)

Usage notes

While it is often said that tai is to be used in affirmative clauses and vai is to be used in question clauses, a more precise difference is that tai is an inclusive or, while vai is an exclusive or. For instance, while Söitkö sinä leivän tai hedelmät? and Söitkö sinä leivän vai hedelmät? are both correct, the former asks in a yes or no question if you ate bread, fruit, bread and fruit, or nothing, while the latter asks which you ate, the bread, or the fruit.

Noun

tai

  1. OR (logic gate or connector)

Declension

Rarely inflected; if inflection is necessary, it is used as the first component in a compound, such as TAI-portti ("OR gate").


See also

  • vai

Anagrams

  • -ita

Futuna-Aniwa

Etymology

Ultimately from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tasik.

Noun

tai

  1. the sea
  2. salt water

Japanese

Romanization

tai

  1. Rōmaji transcription of たい
  2. Rōmaji transcription of タイ

Karelian

Pronoun

tai

  1. this
  2. that

Kokoda

Noun

tai

  1. (Tarof) water

Synonyms

  • taya (Kasuweri)

References

  • Cornelis L. Voorhoeve, Languages of Irian Jaya Checklist (1975, Canberra: Pacific Linguistics), page 103

Latgalian

Etymology

Cognate with Lithuanian taip.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /taʔi/

Adverb

tai

  1. so, in this way, in that way

Particle

tai

  1. yes, that's right

Synonyms

  • nui

Latvian

Pronoun

tai

  1. to that; dative singular feminine form of tas
  2. in that; locative singular masculine form of tas
  3. in that; locative singular feminine form of tas

Lithuanian

Etymology

Derived from an unattested neuter form *ta, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *tos, taˀ, tod (that); see tas for more. Evidence for a Common Baltic neuter form *ta (matching Proto-Slavic *to) can be observed in Old Prussian stas, sta(i), sta and the Latvian particle ta-. The suffix -aĩ is apparently formed by analogy with kai (when, while); see this entry for more.

Pronunciation

IPA(key): /tɐɪ/

Conjunction

taĩ

  1. (subordinating) that, then (in that case); introduces a complement to the main clause
    Jéi nóri, taĩ ir̃ reĩkia. - If you want to, then you should
    Vìskas, norė́jau, taĩ tìk išsimiegóti. - All I wanted was to have a good night's sleep.
  2. (coordinating, correlative) first … then …
    Taĩ víenas, taĩ kìtas ateĩna. - First one came, then another.

Particle

taĩ

  1. (emphatic) puts additional emphasis on the subject of the clause; now that's … !; so that's … !
    Taĩ kur̃ jìs! - So that's where he is!
    Õ dabar̃ taĩ àš bėdojè. - And now it's me who's in trouble.

Pronoun

taĩ (indeclinable)

  1. (demonstrative) that (refers to an object or idea understood by both parties)
    Taĩ įdomù - That's interesting
    Kàs taĩ yrà? - What is that?
  2. (demonstrative) that, what (the first element of a relative clause, may be omitted)
    Gal jaũ laĩkas darýti taĩ, kàs patiñka mán. - Perhaps it's time I did what I like for once.

Derived terms

  • taigi
  • tiktai
  • šitai

Related terms

  • kai
  • tas
  • tad
  • tada

Mandarin

Romanization

tai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of tāi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of tái.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of tǎi.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of tài.

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.

Maori

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *tai, from Proto-Oceanic *tasik, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tasik.

Noun

tai

  1. sea

See also

  • moana

Middle English

Pronoun

tai

  1. Alternative form of þei

References

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

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈta.i/

Verb

tai

  1. third-person singular present of taić

Pukapukan

Etymology 1

From Proto-Polynesian *tasi.

Numeral

tai

  1. one, first, single
    Synonym: tayi

Etymology 2

From Proto-Polynesian *tai, from Proto-Oceanic *tasik, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tasik.

Noun

tai

  1. sea
    Ka wao au ki tai.
    I will jump into the sea.
  2. ocean
    Na wō te kau tāne ki tai yī kakai.
    The men have gone to the ocean to fish for tuna.
  3. tide
    Na wōwonu te tai i te mōtāyao, ko kikī i te ola lua nei.
    The tide was full in the morning, it is out now at two o'clock.

Derived terms

  • taí (lagoon side of the island or village)
  • tukutai (beach, lagoon shore)

Etymology 3

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

Verb

tai

  1. to carve, shape wood
  2. to hew

Derived terms

  • taitai (cutting, hewing)

Further reading

  • Te Pukamuna | Pukapuka Dictionary

Rapa Nui

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *tai, from Proto-Oceanic *tasik, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tasik.

Noun

tai

  1. sea

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [taj]

Verb

tai

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tăia
  2. first-person singular present subjunctive of tăia
  3. second-person singular present indicative of tăia
  4. second-person singular present subjunctive of tăia

Southeastern Tepehuan

Etymology

Cognate with Northern Tepehuan taí, O'odham tai, Huichol tái, Cora taíj, Classical Nahuatl tletl, Mayo tajji.

Noun

tai

  1. fire

References

  • R. de Willett, Elizabeth, et al. (2016) Diccionario tepehuano de Santa María Ocotán, Durango (Serie de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 48)‎[1] (in Spanish), electronic edition, Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., page 159

Spanish

Noun

tai m (uncountable)

  1. Tai

Sranan Tongo

Etymology

From English tie.

Verb

tai

  1. to tie, to bind

Derived terms

  • taitai
  • titei

Swahili

Noun

tai (n class, plural tai)

  1. eagle
  2. vulture

Synonyms

  • kipungu

Vietnamese

Etymology

From Proto-Vietic *saːj.

Pronunciation

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

Noun

(classifier cái) tai • (腮, 顋, 𣌒, 𦖻)

  1. (anatomy) ear

See also


Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tai̯/

Noun

tai m pl

  1. plural of

Verb

tai

  1. (colloquial) third-person singular conditional of bod (used after pe (if), which can also be omitted)

Synonyms

  • bai (colloquial)
  • basai (colloquial)
  • byddai
  • tasai (colloquial)

Mutation


Zou

Verb

tai

  1. run

References

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

Source: wiktionary.org
  • an Indian district official in charge of revenues.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)