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Mi

Mi

,
Noun.
[It.]
(Mus.)
A syllable applied to the third tone of the scale of C, i. e., to E, in European solmization, but to the third tone of any scale in the American system.

Definition 2021


Mi

Mi

See also: Appendix:Variations of "mi"

German

Abbreviation

Mi

  1. Abbreviation of Mittwoch. "Wednesday"

mi

mi

See also: Appendix:Variations of "mi"

Translingual

Alternative forms

  • (roman numeral): MI

Symbol

mi

  1. A Roman numeral representing one thousand and one (1001).

See also


English

Noun

mi (uncountable)

  1. (music) A syllable used in sol-fa (solfège) to represent the third note of a major scale.
See also
Translations

Etymology 2

Noun

mi

  1. Alternative form of mi.

Anagrams


Albanian

Pronoun

mi

  1. my

See also

Etymology

From Proto-Albanian *mū-, from Proto-Indo-European *muh₂s 'mouse'. Cognate to Latin mus and Ancient Greek μυ̃ς (mũs).

Noun

mi m

  1. mouse

See also


Ama

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mĩː/

Noun

mi

  1. bone

Aromanian

Etymology

From Latin me, accusative singular of ego. Compare Romanian .

Pronoun

mi (unstressed accusative and reflexive form of io)

  1. me (accusative)
  2. (reflexive) myself
    Mi-ashedz.
    I sit (seat myself).

Related terms


Berti

Noun

mi

  1. water

References

  • Christopher Ehret, A Historical-comparative Reconstruction of Nilo-Saharan (2001, ISBN 3896450980)

Bislama

Etymology

From English me

Pronoun

mi

  1. I/me (first-person singular pronoun)
    • 2008, Miriam Meyerhoff, Social lives in language--sociolinguistics and multilingual speech, ISBN 978-90-272-1863-6, page 344:
      Bang i wantem mi **** from mi ovaspen.
  2. My (first-person singular possessive)
    • 2008, Miriam Meyerhoff, Social lives in language--sociolinguistics and multilingual speech, ISBN 978-90-272-1863-6, page 344:
      Bang i wantem mi **** from mi ovaspen.

Usage notes

Mi is often placed before a noun to mean my in high-register speech, but in low-register speech, blong mi is placed after the noun to achieve the same meaning.

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Buginese

Particle

mi ː

  1. ᨆᨗ: which means only, e.g. ᨉᨘᨕᨆᨗ /duaːmi/ means only two.

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /ˈmi/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈmi/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈmi/

Etymology 1

From Latin mihi, through a Vulgar Latin *mi.

Pronoun

mi

  1. me; post preposition form of jo
Declension

Etymology 2

Noun

mi m (plural mis)

  1. (music) mi (third note of diatonic scale)

Etymology 3

Noun

mi f (plural mis)

  1. mu; the Appendix:Greek alphabet letter Μ (lowercase μ).

Chuukese

Verb

mi

  1. (transitive, copulative) to be (precedes the adjective or adverb)

Dalmatian

Etymology

From Latin meus.

Pronoun

mi m (feminine maja)

  1. mine; first-person masculine singular possessive pronoun
  2. my

See also


Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

mi f (plural mi's)

  1. (music) mi

Egyptian

Alternative forms

Hieroglyphic signage
W19 M17

W19-M17

Pronunciation

Wikipedia: Manuel de Codage

Preposition

mi

  1. as, like

Esperanto

Etymology

From Italian mi, French moi, English me, etc., plus the i of personal pronouns.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mi/

Pronoun

mi (first-person singular nominative, accusative min, possessive mia)

  1. I, the one who is speaking, me, myself
    Mi vidas lin.
    I see him.
    Li donis la hundon al mi.
    He gave the dog to me.
    Mi diris al mi.
    I said to myself.

Ewe

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪ/

Pronoun

mi

  1. you (plural)

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mi/

Noun

mi m (plural mi)

  1. (music) mi, the note 'E'.

Friulian

Etymology

From Latin , accusative of ego. As an indirect objective, possibly in part from Latin mihi, dative singular of ego, through a Vulgar Latin *mi.

Pronoun

mi (first person direct object, indirect object)

  1. (direct object) me
  2. (indirect object) to me
  3. (reflexive) myself

Related terms


Fula

Pronoun

mi

  1. I (first person singular subject pronoun; short form)

Usage notes

  • Common to all varieties of Fula (Fulfulde / Pulaar / Pular).
  • Used in all conjugations except the affirmative non-accomplished, where the long form is used instead.

See also

  • miɗo (second person singular subject pronoun; long form), hilan (variant used in the Pular dialect of Futa Jalon)
  • min (emphatic form)

Ga

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mi/

Pronoun

mi

  1. I, me (first-person pronoun; refers to the person speaking)

Galician

Noun

mi m (plural mis)

  1. (music) mi (musical note)
  2. (music) E (the musical note or key)

See also


Gaulish

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *mī, from Proto-Indo-European *(e)me-, *(e)me-n- (me).

Pronoun

  1. I; first-person singular personal pronoun, nominative case

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
Nominative snīs
Accusative me snīs
Genitive mon ansron
Dative moi amē
Ablative me ame
Instrumental moi ?
Locative moi amē

Guerrero Amuzgo

Verb

mi

  1. have

Noun

mi

  1. cat

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈmi]

Etymology 1

From the same Proto-Uralic root *me as Finnish me

Pronoun

mi

  1. (personal) we
Declension
Alternative forms

Etymology 2

From the same Proto-Uralic root *mi as Finnish mikä

Interjection

mi

  1. (poetic) how ...!, what a ...!
    Mi gyönyörűség! - What a beauty!
Synonyms

Pronoun

mi

  1. (interrogative) what?
    Mi van a kezedben? - What is in your hand?
Declension
Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative mi mik
accusative mit miket
dative minek miknek
instrumental mivel mikkel
causal-final miért mikért
translative mivé mikké
terminative miig mikig
essive-formal miként mikként
essive-modal
inessive miben mikben
superessive min miken
adessive minél miknél
illative mibe mikbe
sublative mire mikre
allative mihez mikhez
elative miből mikből
delative miről mikről
ablative mitől miktől
Possessive forms of mi
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. mim mijeim
2nd person sing. mid mijeid
3rd person sing. mije mijei
1st person plural mink mijeink
2nd person plural mitek mijeitek
3rd person plural mijük mijeik
Derived terms

(Expressions):

Etymology 3

Noun

solmisation

mi (plural mik)

  1. mi, a syllable used in solfège to represent the third note of a major scale

See also


Indonesian

Noun

mi

  1. noodle

Interlingua

Determiner

mi

  1. (possessive) my

Italian

Etymology

From Latin (accusative of ego), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)me-. As an indirect object pronoun, possibly in part from Latin mihi, dative singular of ego, through a Vulgar Latin *mi.

Pronoun

mi (first person, objective case)

  1. me
  2. (indirect object) (to) me

Related terms

Noun

mi

  1. (music) The third note, mi.
  2. E (musical note or key)

mi m, f (invariable)

  1. mu (Greek letter)

Jamaican Creole

Etymology

From English me.

Pronoun

mi

  1. I/me
  2. mine

Japanese

Romanization

mi

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

Latin

Pronoun

  1. vocative masculine singular of meus

Pronoun

  1. (poetic, syncopated) dative singular of egō

References


Lojban

Cmavo

mi (rafsi mib) (pro-sumti)

  1. (sumti) I, me, we, us; the one(s) who is/are speaking.
  2. (sumti modifier) my

Low German

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mi/

Etymology

From Middle Low German from Old Saxon , from Proto-Germanic *miz.

Pronoun

mi

  1. me (dative of ik)
  2. me (accusative of ik)

Usages notes

  • Some Low German dialects in southern Westphalia differentiate between dative mi and accusative mik.[1][2]

References

  1. Charles V. J. Russ (editor): The Dialects of Modern German: A Linguistic survey. First published in 1990, reprinted 2000, page 61, note (e): „[...] southern Westphalian dialects, alone of the Low German dialects, do distinguish acc. mik and dik from dat. mi and di.“
  2. Ein Sohn der rothen Erde (a son of the red earth): Niu lustert mol! Plattdeutsche Erzählungen und Anekdoten im Paderborner Dialekt. Celle, 1870, page 7: „Fürwörter. Die persönlichen lauten: ik, meyner, mey, mik; diu oder du, deyner, dey, dik [...]“. Translation: „Pronouns. The personal pronouns are: ik, (genitive) meyner, (dative) mey, (accusative) mik; diu or du, deyner, dey, dik [...])“

Mandarin

Romanization

mi

  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 , from Proto-Germanic *miz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /miː/, /mi/

Pronoun

mi

  1. me

Declension

Descendants


Middle Low German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /miː/

Etymology

From Old Saxon , from Proto-Germanic *miz.

Pronoun

  1. (first person singular dative) me
  2. (first person singular accusative) me

Declension


Nadëb

Etymology

Related to Dâw miʔ (in (liquid)).

Noun

mi

  1. water

Synonyms

  • naʔɤy

References

  • Language at Large: Essays on Syntax and Semantics (Aikhenvald, Dixon), citing Martins (1994)

Nigerian Pidgin

Etymology

From English me.

Pronoun

mi

  1. I
  2. me

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse mín.

Determiner

mi

  1. feminine singular of min

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse mín.

Pronunciation

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

Determiner

mi

  1. feminine singular of min

References


Old Frisian

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *miz.

Pronoun

  1. Accusative and dative form of ik

Declension

Descendants

  • West Frisian: my

Old Saxon

Alternative forms

  • mik (for the accusative)

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *miz.

Pronoun

  1. (dative) me
  2. (accusative) me

Declension


Palenquero

Etymology

From Spanish mi, mío.

Adjective

mi

  1. my

Usage notes

Placed after the noun.


Pijin

Etymology

English me

Pronoun

mi

  1. I/me (first-person singular pronoun)
    • 1988, Geoffrey Miles White, Bikfala faet: olketa Solomon Aelanda rimembarem Wol Wo Tu, page 41:
      Mi wande stori lebebet abaot tupela man blong America hemi foldaon long Baolo.

See also

This entry has fewer than three known examples of actual usage, the minimum considered necessary for clear attestation, and may not be reliable. Pijin is subject to a special exemption for languages with limited documentation. If you speak it, please consider editing this entry or adding citations. See also Help and the Community Portal.

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [mʲi]

Pronoun

mi

  1. dative singular mute of ja
    Daj mi rękę.
    Give me your hand.

Related terms

  • mnie (stressed form)

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmi/
  • Hyphenation: mi
  • Rhymes: -i

Etymology 1

From Latin mi[ra] in the hymn for St. John the Baptist.

Noun

mi m (plural mis)

  1. mi (musical note)
Coordinate terms

Etymology 2

Pronoun

mi

  1. Obsolete form of mim.

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish , from Proto-Celtic *mī.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [mi]

Pronoun

mi

  1. I
  2. me

Derived terms

See also


Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mîː/

Pronoun

(Cyrillic spelling ми̑)

  1. we
  2. we (vocative plural of (I))

Declension

Pronoun

mi (Cyrillic spelling ми)

  1. to me (clitic dative singular of (I))

Declension


Seta

Noun

mi

  1. water

References

  • transnewguinea.org, citing D. C. Laycock, Languages of the Lumi Subdistrict (West Sepik District), New Guinea (1968), Oceanic Linguistics, 7 (1): 36-66

Slovene

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *my.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmíː/
  • Tonal orthography:

Pronoun

  1. we (masculine plural, more than two)

Declension

See also


Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mi/.

Etymology 1

Adjective

mi (first-person singular possessive of singular, of plural mis)

  1. (before the noun) apocopic form of mío, my
Usage notes

The forms mi and mis are only used before and within the noun phrase of the modified noun. In other positions, a form of mío is used instead.

Son mis libros. ― They are my books.
Los libros son míos. ― The books are mine.
Related terms

Etymology 2

Noun

mi f (plural míes)

  1. mu; the Greek letter Μ, μ
Synonyms

Sranan Tongo

Etymology

From English me.

Pronoun

mi

  1. I
  2. my

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English me.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mi/

Pronoun

mi

  1. I, me. First person pronoun; refers to the person speaking.

See also


Torres Strait Creole

Etymology

From English me.

Pronoun

mi

  1. me

See also


Turkish

Particle

mi

  1. Used to form interrogatives.
    Bugün okula gittin mi?
    Did you go to school today?
    Evli misin?
    Are you married?

Usage notes

  • Personal suffixes are added to the interrogative particles, as well as the past tense suffixes.
  • This form is used when the last vowel of the previous word is "ö" or "ü". Other forms used with different vowels are: mu?, ? and ?

Veps

Etymology 1

From Proto-Finnic *mi.

Pronoun

mi (genitive min, partitive midä)

  1. what (interrogative)
Inflection
Inflection of mi
nominative sing. mi
genitive sing. min
partitive sing. midä
partitive plur.
singular plural
nominative mi
accusative min
genitive min
partitive midä
essive-instructive min
translative mikš
inessive miš
elative mišpäi
illative mihe
adessive mil
ablative milpäi
allative mille
abessive mita
comitative minke
prolative midäme
approximative I minno
approximative II minnoks
egressive minnopäi
terminative I mihesai
terminative II millesai
terminative III
additive I mihepäi
additive II millepäi
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Conjunction

mi

  1. than (in comparisons)
Synonyms

References

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

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Short for lông mi, from Proto-Vietic *k-piːl or *ɓiːlʔ (eyelid), a cognate with (eyelid); compare Chinese (eyebrows) with Sino-Vietnamese reading mi, from which mày (eyebrows) derives.

Noun

mi ()

  1. eyelashes
Synonyms
Related terms

Etymology 2

Pronoun

mi (𠋥)

  1. (archaic, literary) you (second person singular pronoun)
  2. (chiefly Central Vietnam, derogatory) you (second person singular pronoun, referring to a person held in low esteem)
Synonyms
Related terms

Etymology 3

Borrowing from French mi or Italian mi

Noun

mi

  1. (music) mi (third note of diatonic scale)
    đô, rê, mi
    do, re, mi

Etymology 4

Probably from French bise

Verb

mi

  1. (slang) to kiss
Synonyms

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [miː]

Pronoun

mi

  1. me

Usage notes

Mi is typically heard only after the preposition i.

Particle

mi

  1. a particle used with verbs other than bod to mark affirmative statements.

Usage notes

Mi triggers the soft mutation on the following verb. It is more common in the north; in the south, fe is used instead.


Zulu

Pronoun

-mi

  1. Combining stem of mina.

See also