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Lui

Lui

See also: lui, luí, luì, -lui, and lu'i

Friulian

Noun

Lui

  1. July

Hawaiian

Etymology

Borrowing from English Louis.

Proper noun

Lui

  1. A male given name.

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References

lui

lui

See also: Lui, luí, luì, -lui, and lu'i

Aromanian

Alternative forms

  • a lui

Pronoun

lui m (genitive form of el, feminine equivalent ljei, plural lor)

  1. his

Pronoun

lui m ((long/stressed) dative form of el, feminine equivalent ljei, plural lor)

  1. to him

Related terms

  • ljei (feminine equivalent)
  • el/elu (masculine singular nominative and masculine singular accusative- long/stressed form)
  • ãlj/ilj/lji (masculine/feminine singular dative- short/unstressed form)
  • ãl (masculine singular accusative- short/unstressed form)
  • (a) lor (masculine/feminine plural genitive and masculine/feminine plural dative- long/stressed form)

Usage notes

It is always preceded by 'a'- "a lui".


Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lœy̯/

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch loy, further etymology unsure. May be cognate with the Old Norse adjective lúinn (exhausted).

Adjective

lui (comparative luier, superlative luist)

  1. lazy
Inflection
Inflection of lui
uninflected lui
inflected luie
comparative luier
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial lui luier het luist
het luiste
indefinite m./f. sing. luie luiere luiste
n. sing. lui luier luiste
plural luie luiere luiste
definite luie luiere luiste
partitive luis luiers
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Short form of luiden, a variant of lieden.[1]

Noun

lui pl (plurale tantum, diminutive luitjes n)

  1. Alternative form of lieden
Derived terms

References

  1. de Vries / de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Utrecht 1986 (14de druk), ISBN 90-274-3459-X; article lieden

Anagrams


Esperanto

Etymology

Borrowing from French louer.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlu.i/

Verb

lui (present luas, past luis, future luos, conditional luus, volitive luu)

  1. (transitive) to rent (something from someone)

Conjugation

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French

Etymology 1

From Vulgar Latin *illūi, which is a Vulgar Latin form of Latin illī (dative singular of ille). The -ui ending in Vulgar Latin illui is due to the influence of cui.[1]

Cognate with Italian lui.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɥi/

Pronoun

lui

  1. him, he; the third-person masculine singular personal pronoun used after a preposition, or as the predicate of a linking verb, or when disjoined from a sentence, or as a stressed subject.
    J'habitais avec lui.
    I was living with him.
    C'est lui qui a dit cela.
    It's he who said that.
    Lui, il n'en sait rien.
    He doesn't know anything about it.
    • 1873, Alphonse Daudet, Contes du Lundi, La Dernière Classe:
      Je crois aussi que je n'avais jamais si bien écouté, et que lui non plus n'avait jamais mis autant de patience à ses explications.
      I believe also that I had never listened so well, and that neither had he ever put so much patience into his explanations.
  2. Him, her; the third-person singular personal pronoun used as an indirect object.
    Je lui ai donné le livre.
    I gave the book to him/her.

Synonyms

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References

  1. Dauzat, Albert; Jean Dubois, Henri Mitterand (1964), “il”, in Nouveau dictionnaire étymologique (in French), Paris: Librairie Larousse

Etymology 2

see the verb luire

Verb

lui (intransitive, hence invariable)

  1. past participle of luire

Friulian

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *illūi, which is a Vulgar Latin form of Latin illī (dative singular of ille).

Pronoun

lui

  1. he
  2. you (formal)

See also


Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈlui]

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *illūi, which is a Vulgar Latin form of Latin illī (dative singular of ille). The ūi in illūi is modelled under influence of Vulgar Latin cūi (see Classical Latin cui).[1]

Pronoun

lui (plural loro, feminine lei)

  1. he
  2. him (indirect form of lui used after a preposition)

Related terms

References

  1. Patota, Giuseppe (2002) Lineamenti di grammatica storica dell'italiano (in Italian), Bologna: il Mulino, ISBN 88-15-08638-2, page 130

Latin

Verb

luī

  1. first-person singular perfect active indicative of luō

References


Romanian

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *illūi, which is a form of Latin illī (dative singular of ille).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /luj/

Pronoun

lui m (genitive form of el, feminine equivalent ei, plural lor)

  1. his
    Au ceasul lui?
    Do they have his watch?

Declension

Synonyms

Pronoun

lui m (stressed dative form of el, feminine equivalent ei, plural lor)

  1. (indirect object, third-person singular) to him

Synonyms

  • îi (unstressed form)

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