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Ai

A′i

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Ais
.
[Braz.
aï
,
haï
, from the animal’s cry: cf. F.
aï
.]
(Zool.)
The three-toed sloth (
Bradypus tridactylus
) of South America. See
Sloth
.

Definition 2022


Ai

Ai

See also: Appendix:Variations of "ai"

English

Proper noun

Ai

  1. (biblical) a Canaanite royal city mentioned in the Book of Joshua, popularly believed to be the modern archeological site Et-Tell.
  2. (biblical) a city mentioned in Jeremiah 49:3 of unknown location, possibly the same city as definition 1.

Translations

Etymology 2

From Japanese Ai.

Proper noun

Ai

  1. A Japanese female given name

References

  • Ai on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • "Ai" in Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary.

Anagrams


Japanese

Romanization

Ai

  1. rōmaji reading of あい

Portuguese

Proper noun

Ai f

  1. (biblical) Ai (an ancient city in Canaan, mentioned in the Book of Joshua)
  2. (biblical) Ai (an ancient city mentioned in the Book of Jeremiah)

ai

ai

See also: AI and Appendix:Variations of "ai"

English

An ai, Bradypus tridactylus

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, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • ai” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

Anagrams


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


Apalaí

Noun

ai

  1. ****

Araki

ai

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 0858834936)
  • Blust's Austronesian Comparative Dictionary

Chuukese

Determiner

ai

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

Related terms


Dadibi

Noun

ạị

  1. water

Synonyms

References


Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑi̯/
  • Hyphenation: ai
  • Rhymes: -ɑi

Interjection

ai

  1. ouch!
  2. oh!
    Ai, se olitkin sinä!
    Oh, it was you!
  3. (colloquial, interrogative particle) Oh? As in...?
    "Käytkö kaupassa?" "Ai, ruokakaupassa?"
    "Will you go to the shop?" "Oh, the food shop?"

Synonyms


French

Pronunciation

Verb

ai

  1. first-person singular present indicative of avoir
    J'ai un chien.
    I have a dog.

Anagrams


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

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


Italian

Pronunciation

  • Homophone: hai

Contraction

ai

  1. a + i; at the, to the (+ a masculine noun in plural)

Japanese

Romanization

ai

  1. rōmaji reading of あい
  2. rōmaji reading of アイ

Kalasha

Pronoun

ai

  1. Alternative spelling of ábi (sense 1).

Kott

Etymology

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

Pronoun

ai

  1. I (first-person singular subjective)

Related terms


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

Contraction

ai

  1. at or to the (+ plural noun)

Ladino

Adverb

ai (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling אאי)

  1. Alternative form of

Latin

Pronunciation

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
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
    • do you think so? are you in earnest: ain tu?

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

  1. oi!, ui!
  2. 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.

Norman

Verb

ai

  1. (Guernsey) 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 Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara to English Dictionary, Cliff Goddard, Second Edition, 1992.
  • 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 one's own physical pain)

Derived terms

  • ai meu deus

Rohingya

Verb

ai

  1. come

Romanian

Etymology 1

Article

ai (masculine plural possessive)

  1. of
    Niște prieteni ai lui sunt interesanți.
    Some friends of his are interesting.
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
Derived terms
See also

Etymology 3

Verb

ai

  1. second-person singular present tense form of avea.
    Ai vreun prieten în România?
    Do you have any friends in Romania?
  2. second-person singular subjunctive form of avea.

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

  1. (you) would
    Ai fi murit dacă ți-aș fi spus.
    You would have died if I'd told you.

Seri

Noun

ai

  1. his father

Preposition

ai

  1. still (used with nominalized third person verbs)

Sranan Tongo

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


Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English eye.

Noun

ai

  1. (anatomy) eye
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 3:5 (translation here):
      Sapos yutupela i kaikai pikinini bilong dispela diwai, bai ai bilong yutupela i op na yutupela i kisim save long wanem samting i gutpela, na wanem samting i nogut, na bai yutupela i kamap wankain olsem God. God i save long dispela, olsem na em i tambuim yutupela long kaikai pikinini bilong dispela diwai.”
  2. hole, opening, lid
  3. tip

Derived terms

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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

Pronunciation

Pronoun

ai

  1. who
  2. whoever
  3. someone else
  4. one
  5. (rhetorical) nobody

Volapük

Adverb

ai

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

Antonyms

Derived terms

  • ai laidio (forever)