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See also dēi, and děi

Basque

Noun

dei

  1. call

Galician

Verb

dei

  1. first-person singular preterite indicative of dar.

Italian

Etymology 1

  • prep di + article i

Contraction

dei

  1. of the, from the (+ a masculine noun in plural).

Etymology 2

Noun

dei m.

  1. Plural form of dio.
Usage notes
  • The form of the definite article used with this word is gli.
    Gli dei sono scontenti - The gods are displeased.

Latin

Noun

Dei m (often capitalized); genitive singular of deus

  1. of God; God's

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Derived terms


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Cmavo

dei

  1. (self-referential pro-sumti, referring to parts of the text containing it) this very utterance

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Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

dei

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having either of two tones, dēi or děi.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Scots

Verb

tae dei (third-person singular simple present deis, present participle deiin, simple past deid, past participle deed)

Infinitive
tae dei

Third person singular
deis

Simple past
deid

Past participle
deed

Present participle
deiin

  1. (South Scots) to die

West Frisian

Noun

dei c.

  1. day, date

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