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Di

DI

, a prefix, a contraction of dis, denotes from, separation or negation, or two.

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Di

Di

See also: Appendix:Variations of "di"

Translingual

Symbol

Di

  1. (chemistry) Symbol for didymium.

English

Proper noun

Di

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Diana.

Anagrams


Dalmatian

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin Deus, deus.

Noun

Di m

  1. God

di

di

See also: Appendix:Variations of "di"

Translingual

Alternative forms

  • (roman numeral): DI, CCCCCI, ccccci

Number

di

  1. A Roman numeral representing five hundred one (501).

See also


English

Noun

di

  1. plural of deus

Anagrams


Albanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /di/

Etymology 1

From Proto-Albanian *dīja, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeiH- (compare Sanskrit ध्याति (dhyāti, to observe, feel)).

Verb

di (first-person singular past tense dita, participle ditur)

  1. I know
    Nuk e di.
    I don't know.
    Do të doja të dija më shumë rreth teje.
    I'd like to know more about you.
Conjugation
Derived terms

See also

Etymology 2

The 3rd person singular din. From Proto-Albanian *dine, denominative of Proto-Indo-European *di-n-o- (day) (compare Lithuanian dienà, Serbo-Croatian dȃn).

Alternative forms

  • dihet (passive)

Verb

di (first-person singular past tense diu, participle dirë)

  1. (Tosk) to dawn (daylight)
Synonyms
Related terms

Aromanian

Etymology

From Latin . Compare Daco-Romanian de.

Preposition

di

  1. of
  2. from

Dimasa

Noun

di

  1. water

Derived terms

References

  • F. Jacquesson (2008) A Dimasa Grammar, page 46

Eastern Magar

Noun

di

  1. water

References

  • James Richardson Logan, Journal of the Indian Archipelago and Eastern Asia (1970)

Ewe

Verb

di

  1. to search

Friulian

Etymology

From Latin .

Preposition

di

  1. of
  2. from
  3. by

Galician

Verb

di

  1. third-person singular present indicative of dicir
  2. second-person singular imperative of dicir

Guinea-Bissau Creole

Preposition

di

  1. of

Haitian Creole

Etymology

From French dire.

Verb

di

  1. to say
  2. to tell

Derived terms


Ido

Etymology

Borrowing from Italian di.

Preposition

di

  1. of (indicating possession)
    La domo di mea matro
    The house of my mother

Related terms

  • de (from, of) (where an amount is indicated)
  • da (by)

Indonesian

Preposition

di

  1. in
    di Jakarta ― in Jakarta
  2. at
  3. on

Irish

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old Irish di.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dʲɪ/
  • (Aran also) IPA(key): /dʲiː/
  • (Cois Fharraige also) IPA(key): /d̪ˠiː/

Pronoun

di (emphatic dise)

  1. third-person singular feminine of de: from/of her, from/of it f
  2. third-person singular feminine of do: to/for her, to/for it f

Italian

Etymology

From Latin .[1]

Preposition

di

  1. of; ’s (but used after the thing owned and before the owner)
    L’ira di Apollo — “Apollo’s wrath” (literally, “The wrath of Apollo”)
    la coda del cane — “the dog’s tail”
    Canto dello sciatore — “Song of the skier”
    Dichiarazione Universale dei Diritti dell’Uomo — “Universal declaration of the Rights of [the] Man”
    Simbolo degli Apostoli — “Signs of the Apostles”
    Manifesto della cucina futurista — “Manifesto of the futurist kitchen”
    Dei delitti e delle pene — “Of [the] crimes and [of the] punishments”
  2. from
    Lei è di Monreale in Sicilia, ma adesso vive a Roma. — “She's from Monreale in Sicily, but she now lives in Rome”.
  3. by, of, ’s
    La mia canzone preferita degli U2? 'One' ! — “My favorite song by U2? 'One'!”
    La Divina Commedia di Dante Alighieri — “The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri” or “Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy”
  4. than
    Jack è più alto di sua moglie, Joan. — “Jack is taller than his wife, Joan.”
    Biden ha detto che l'economia USA è in condizioni peggiori di quanto pensasse. — “Biden says US economy is in worse shape than he thought.”
  5. (in superlative forms) in, of
    Pont Neuf è il più antico ponte di Parigi. — “Pont Neuf is the oldest bridge in Paris.”
  6. about, on, concerning
    Euclide scrisse diversi libri di matematica. — “Euclid wrote many books on mathematics.”
    Parliamo di sentimenti. — “Let's talk about feelings.”
  7. (expressing composition) of, made of, in or more often omitted
    Sei Nazioni: la Scozia gioca con l'Italia in un incontro decisivo per il 'cucchiaio di legno' . — “Six Nations: Scotland meet Italy today in a wooden-spoon decider.”
    Ho comprato una collana d'oro bianco — “I bought a white gold necklace”.
  8. (followed by an infinitive) to or omitted
    Lei ha detto di non preoccuparsi. — “She said not to worry.”
    Che devo fare se penso di avere un virus nel mio computer? — “What should I do if I believe I have a virus on my computer?.”
  9. some
    Vuoi dell'acqua? — “Would you like some water?”

Usage notes

  • When followed by the definite article, di combines with the article to produce the following combined forms:
di + article Combined form
di + il del
di + lo dello
di + l' dell'
di + i dei
di + gli degli
di + la della
di + le delle
  • The i can additionally optionally be elided before vowel sounds to form d'.

Derived terms

See also

References

  1. Angelo Prati, "Vocabolario Etimologico Italiano", Torino, 1951

Jamaican Creole

Etymology

From English the.

Article

di

  1. the

Kuna

Noun

di

  1. water

Kurdish

Preposition

di

  1. in

Ladin

Contraction

di of de + i

  1. of the (plural)

Latin

Noun

 m pl

  1. nominative plural of deus
  2. vocative plural of deus
    • 63 BCE, Cicero, Catiline Orations (Latin text and English translations here)
      O di immortales, ubinam gentium sumus? Quam rem publicam habemus? In qua urbe vivimus?.
      O ye immortal gods, where on earth are we? What is the government we have? In what city are we living?

References


Lojban

Cmavo

di

  1. (pro-sumti) someone/something that exists #3

Usage notes

  • Multiple occurrences of di in logically connected sentences refer to the same thing.

Related terms

See also


Malay

Etymology

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *di, *i, from Proto-Austronesian *di, *i (compare Indonesian di).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /di/
  • Rhymes: -di, -i

Preposition

di

  1. in
    di Kuala Lumpur
    in Kuala Lumpur
  2. at
    di sungai
    at the river
  3. on
    di jalan
    on the road

Mandarin

Romanization

di

  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 thī, from Proto-Germanic *þiz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /diː/, /di/

Pronoun

di

  1. you (accusative, dative)

Declension


Middle Low German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /diː/

Etymology

From Old Saxon thī, from Proto-Germanic *þiz.

Pronoun

  1. (second person singular dative) you, thee
  2. (second person singular accusative) you, thee

Declension


Nigerian Pidgin

Etymology

From English the.

Article

di

  1. the

North Frisian

Article

di

  1. the (masculine singular)

See also


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse þín.

Pronoun

di

  1. feminine singular of din

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse þín.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /diː/ (example of pronunciation)

Pronoun

di

  1. feminine singular of din

References


Old French

Etymology

From Latin diēm, accusative singular of diēs.

Noun

di m

  1. day (period of 24 hours)

References

  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (di)

Old Frisian

Noun

 m

  1. Alternative form of dei

Declension


Old Irish

Pronoun

di

  1. third-person singular feminine of do
    to her

Descendants

  • Irish: di
  • Manx: jee
  • Scottish Gaelic: dhi

Old Prussian

Pronoun

di

  1. it, the third person [singular] neuter pronoun

Papiamentu

Conjunction

di

  1. of

Romansch

Alternative forms

  • gi (Sursilvan, Sutsilvan)
  • de (Surmiran)

Etymology

From Latin diēs.

Noun

di m (plural dis)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Puter, Vallader) day

Sardinian

Etymology

From Latin diēs, compare Spanish día; from Proto-Indo-European *dyew- (heaven, sky; to shine).

Noun

  1. (Campidanese) day

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish di.

Pronoun

di

  1. Alternative form of dhi

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From earlier gdi.

Adverb

di

  1. (Chakavian, Ikavian) where (interrogative)
    di si ti cili božji dan? ― where on earth have you been the whole day?

Pronoun

di

  1. (Chakavian, Ikavian) where

Usage notes

  • Originally of Chakavian-Ikavian origin, but the word is colloquially used well outside of the Ikavian and Chakavian speech area, throughout all of Croatia.

Synonyms


Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /di/
  • Rhymes: -i

Etymology 1

See dar.

Verb

di

  1. First-person singular (yo) preterite indicative form of dar.
    Dile lo que te di. ― Tell him what I gave you.

Etymology 2

See decir.

Verb

di

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of decir.
    Dile lo que te di.Tell him what I gave you.

Swedish

Noun

di c

  1. suck, suckle; milk from the mother (human or animal) directly to the offspring

Declension

Derived terms

Related terms

Pronoun

di

  1. (dialectal) they
    • 1895, Gustaf Fröding, Tre käringer i en backe
      Dä satt tre käringer i en backe, å di va vinne å di va skacke,
      Three old women were sitting in a slope, and they were wry and they were crooked,
  2. (dialectal) your, yours; feminine singular of din
    • 1886, Fredrik August Dahlgren, Frierfâla
      Ho får sej nåck en hârr-khär, hva länge dä lir, Men se dä ska ja’ sij’ dej att allri di ho blir.
      She will surely get herself a gentleman before long, But I will say to you, that yours she'll never be.

Alternative forms

  • (they) de, dom (colloquial)
  • (your) din

Teribe

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /di/

Noun

di

  1. water
  2. river

Synonyms

References

  • Juan Diego Quesada, A Grammar of Teribe (2000)

Trumai

Noun

di

  1. water
  2. mirror

References

  • Raquel Guirardello, A reference grammar of Trumai (1999)

Venetian

Etymology

From Latin diēs, compare Spanish día and Sardinian ; from Proto-Indo-European *dyew- (heaven, sky; to shine).

Noun

di m (invariable)

  1. day
    Drio ła nòte vien el di.
    After (the) night comes (the) day.
    Stò via tri di.
    I am away for three days. / I shall be away for three days.

Volapük

Preposition

di

  1. of

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [diː]

Pronoun

di

  1. Alternative form of ti