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See also wāi, wǎi, and wài

English

Etymology

From Thai ไหว้.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
wai

Plural
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  1. A Thai greeting wherein the palms are brought together in front of the face or chest, sometimes accompanied with a bow.

Aleut

Noun

wai

  1. there, here.

Synonyms


Fijian

Etymology

Common Oceanian, compare Indonesian air

Noun

wai

  1. water

Hawaiian

Noun

wai

  1. fresh water

Related terms


Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

wai

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of three tones, wāi, wǎi, or wài.

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.


Maori

Noun

wai

  1. water, liquid

Derived terms

Pronoun

wai

  1. who?

Pitjantjatjara

Adverb

wai

  1. hey

Torres Strait Creole

Noun

wai

  1. (eastern dialect) a coconut embryo

Synonyms

  • musu (western dialect)

Usage notes

Wai (eastern dialect) or musu (western dialect) is the first stage of coconut growth. It is followed by giru (eastern dialect) or musu koknat (western dialect).

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