bi

English

Etymology 1

From bisexual.

Pronunciation

Adjective

bi (not comparable)

  1. (informal) Bisexual.
    I'm straight, but my oldest sister is bi.
Coordinate terms
Translations

See also

Etymology 2

Mandarin ()

Pronunciation

Noun

bi (plural bi)

  1. A type of jade disk produced in ancient China.

See also

Anagrams


Albanian

Etymology

A short form of bijë, from archaic bilë ("daughter, girl").

Interjection

bi

  1. A friendly exclamation to a person (female).
    Fol bi, Dritë!
    Speak, therefore, Dritë!
  2. An exclamation of surprise (to a female person).
    Bi! Po ç'është kjo?
    Girl! What is this?
    Po ç'është kjo, bi?
    What ist this, girl?
Related terms

Basque

Basque cardinal numbers
 <  1 2 3  > 
    Cardinal : bi
    Ordinal : bigarren

Pronunciation

Numeral

bi

  1. two

Bura

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. bin for grain storage

References


Danish

Danish Wikipedia has articles on:
bi and Bier
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Etymology

From Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *bijō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰī-.

Pronunciation

Noun

bi c (singular definite bien, plural indefinite bier)

  1. bee

Inflection

See also

Verb

bi


Dutch

Etymology

Clipping of biseksueel.

Pronunciation

Adjective

bi (invariable, comparative meer bi, superlative meest bi)

  1. (colloquial) bisexual

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbi/, [ˈbi]
  • IPA(key): /ˈbiː/, [ˈbiː]
  • Hyphenation: bi

Noun

bi

  1. (colloquial) bi (bisexual)

Declension


French

Etymology

From bissexuel, or possibly directly from English bi

Pronunciation

Noun

bi m or f (plural bis)

  1. bi, bisexual person

Adjective

bi (invariable)

  1. bi, bisexual

Further reading


German

Pronunciation

Adjective

bi (not comparable)

  1. (informal) bi

Gothic

Romanization

bi

  1. Romanization of 𐌱𐌹

Guerrero Amuzgo

Adjective

bi

  1. green

Isthmus Zapotec

Pronunciation

Noun

bi

  1. wind

Italian

Etymology

From Latin (the name of the letter B).

Pronunciation

Noun

bi f (invariable)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter B.; bee

See also


Japanese

Romanization

bi

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Kalasha

Etymology

From Sanskrit बीज (bīja), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *bíHĵam. Cognate with Konkani बी () and Parachi bīz (seed-corn).

Noun

bi

  1. a seed
  2. semen
  3. moth larva

Related terms


Kurdish

Preposition

bi

  1. by
  2. with

Low German

Etymology

From Old Saxon , from Proto-Germanic *bi.

Pronunciation

Preposition

bi

  1. at, with
    Bi us is dat ümmer Feest.
    With us it's always a party.
  2. by
    Wi wahnt in en Huus bi de Meer.
    I live in a house by the lake.
  3. around, about (often in combination with üm)
    Dat weer üm bi so'n twintig Johr vör.
    It was about twenty years ago.

Inflection

Adverb

bi

  1. alongside, with
  2. in order to adjust or improve

Mandarin

Romanization

bi

  1. (deprecated use of |lang= parameter) Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. (deprecated use of |lang= parameter) Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. (deprecated use of |lang= parameter) Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. (deprecated use of |lang= parameter) 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 bi, from Proto-Germanic *bi.

Pronunciation

Preposition

bi

  1. by, near, around
  2. beside, alongside
  3. at, with
  4. among
  5. during
  6. by (the work of)
  7. because of

Descendants

Adverb

bi

  1. by, near, around

Descendants

Further reading

  • bi (I)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • bi (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “bi”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN

Middle English

Etymology

From Old English bi, from Proto-Germanic *bi.

Pronunciation

Preposition

bi

  1. by
    • 1407, The Testimony of William Thorpe, pages 40–41
      And I seide, “Ser, in his tyme maister Ioon Wiclef was holden of ful many men the grettis clerk that thei knewen lyuynge vpon erthe. And therwith he was named, as I gesse worthili, a passing reuli man and an innocent in al his lyuynge. And herfore grete men of kunnynge and other also drowen myche to him, and comownede ofte with him. And thei sauouriden so his loore that thei wroten it bisili and enforsiden hem to rulen hem theraftir… Maister Ion Aston taughte and wroot acordingli and ful bisili, where and whanne and to whom he myghte, and he vsid it himsilf, I gesse, right perfyghtli vnto his lyues eende. Also Filip of Repintoun whilis he was a chanoun of Leycetre, Nycol Herforde, dane Geffrey of Pikeringe, monke of Biland and a maistir dyuynyte, and Ioon Purueye, and manye other whiche weren holden rightwise men and prudent, taughten and wroten bisili this forseide lore of Wiclef, and conformeden hem therto. And with alle these men I was ofte homli and I comownede with hem long tyme and fele, and so bifore alle othir men I chees wilfulli to be enformed bi hem and of hem, and speciali of Wiclef himsilf, as of the moost vertuous and goodlich wise man that I herde of owhere either knew. And herfore of Wicleef speciali and of these men I toke the lore whiche I haue taughte and purpose to lyue aftir, if God wole, to my lyues ende.”

Descendants

  • English: by

Mirandese

Verb

bi

  1. : I saw.
    • 2011, Ana Afonso, L Princepico Chapter 1:
      Quando you tenie seis anhos, bi ua beça ua eimaige mi guapa nun lhibro subre la floresta birge que se chamaba "Stórias Bibidas".
      • 1948 translation by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
        Once when I was six years old I saw a magnificent picture in a book, called True Stories from Nature, about the primeval forest.

North Frisian

Noun

bi f

  1. (Mooring) bee

Nzadi

Pronoun

  1. we (first-person plural pronoun)

See also


Old Dutch

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *bi.

Preposition

  1. by, near
  2. at, with

Descendants

  • Middle Dutch: bi

Further reading

  • ”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old English

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *bi (near, by, around, about), q.v.

Pronunciation

Preposition

  1. by, near, around, to, in, at, about, with
  2. beside

Descendants

  • Middle English: bi
    • English: by

Old High German

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *bi, whence also Old English bi.

Preposition

  1. by
  2. at

Descendants

  • Alsatian: bii
  • German: bei
  • Vilamovian: by
  • Yiddish: בײַ(bay)

Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *bi, whence also Old English bi.

Preposition

  1. by, near, to
  2. beside

Descendants


Portuguese

Adjective

bi (plural bi, comparable)

  1. bisexual (sexually attracted to persons of either sex)

Synonyms

Noun

bi m, f (plural bis)

  1. bisexual (bisexual person)

Synonyms


Scots

Preposition

bi

  1. by

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish (imperative singular of at·tá), from Proto-Celtic *buyo-, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰuH-

Verb

bi (past bha, future bidh, verbal noun bhith)

  1. be, exist

Inflection

Infinitive a bhith
Imperative bi
Present participle a' bhith
Past participle air a bhith
Present tense Past tense Future tense Conditional
Basic form tha bha bidh/bithidh bhithinn/bhiodh/bhiomaid
Dependent form bheil robh bi bithinn/biodh/biomaid
Impersonal form thathar bhathar bithear bhiteadh/bhite

Related terms

Mutation

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
bi bhi
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

See also

References

  • bi” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.

Serbo-Croatian

Verb

bi

  1. Template:sh-verb form of
  2. Template:sh-verb form of

Solon

Etymology

From Proto-Tungusic *bi. Cognate with Evenki би (bi), Manchu ᠪᡳ (bi).

Pronunciation

Pronoun

bi

  1. I

Spanish

Adjective

bi (invariable)

  1. bi (bisexual)

Swazi

Etymology

From Proto-Nguni *-bí, from Proto-Bantu *-bɪ́ɪ̀.

Adjective

-bí

  1. bad
  2. evil
  3. ugly

Inflection

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.


Swedish

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old Swedish , , from Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *bijō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰī-.

Noun

bi n

  1. bee
Usage notes
  • More rare spellings of the definite forms are bit/bits (singular) and bien/biens (plural). However, the spellings in the inflection box are the most common.
Declension
Declension of bi 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bi biet bin bina
Genitive bis biets bins binas

See also

Etymology 2

Adjective

bi

  1. (informal) bisexual

Etymology 3

Adverb

bi (not comparable)

  1. (in some fixed expressions) by
Related terms

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English bee.

Noun

bi

  1. bee

Turkish

Numeral

bi

  1. (cardinal)

Vietnamese

Etymology

Borrowed from French bille.

Pronunciation

Noun

(classifier cục, hòn, viên) bi

  1. a marble (spherical ball)
    bắn bi
    to shoot marbles
  2. (billiards, snooker) a ball
    bi cái
    a cue ball
  3. (slang) a ball (testicle)
    Á! Dập bi tao rồi!
    Ow! Mah bawlls pahpped!

Derived terms


Volapük

Conjunction

bi

  1. because

Welsh

Noun

bi

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter B.

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bi fi mi unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

See also


Xhosa

Etymology

From Proto-Nguni *-bí, from Proto-Bantu *-bɪ́ɪ̀.

Adjective

-bí

  1. bad
  2. evil
  3. ugly

Inflection

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.


Zaghawa

Noun

bi

  1. water

References

  • Ehret, Christopher (2001) A Historical-Comparative Reconstruction of Nilo-Saharan (SUGIA, Sprache und Geschichte in Afrika: Beihefte; 12)‎[1], Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, →ISBN.

Zhuang

Etymology

From Proto-Tai *piːᴬ (year). Cognate with Thai ปี (bpii), Northern Thai ᨸᩦ, Lao ປີ (), ᦔᦲ (ṗii), Shan ပီ (pǐi), Tai Nüa ᥙᥤ (pi), Ahom 𑜆𑜣 (pii), Bouyei bil.

Pronunciation

Noun

bi (Sawndip forms 𭯌, 𭽨, 𭙂, old orthography bi)

  1. year
  2. year old

Synonyms


Zulu

Etymology

From Proto-Nguni *-bí, from Proto-Bantu *-bɪ́ɪ̀.

Adjective

-bí

  1. bad
  2. evil
  3. ugly

Inflection

Adjective concord, tone H
Modifier Copulative
positive negative positive negative
1st singular engimubi engingemubi ngimubi angimubi
2nd singular omubi ongemubi umubi awumubi
1st plural esibabi esingebabi sibabi asibabi
2nd plural enibabi eningebabi nibabi anibabi
Class 1 omubi ongemubi mubi akamubi
Class 2 ababi abangebabi babi abababi
Class 3 omubi ongemubi mubi awumubi
Class 4 emibi engemibi mibi ayimibi
Class 5 elibi elingelibi libi alilibi
Class 6 amabi angemabi mabi awamabi
Class 7 esibi esingesibi sibi asisibi
Class 8 ezimbi ezingezimbi zimbi azizimbi
Class 9 embi engembi, engeyimbi imbi, yimbi ayiyimbi
Class 10 ezimbi ezingezimbi zimbi azizimbi
Class 11 olubi olungelubi lubi alulubi
Class 14 obubi obungebubi bubi abububi
Class 15 okubi okungekubi kubi akukubi
Class 17 okubi okungekubi kubi akukubi

Derived terms