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1 : In an available manner; profitably; advantageously; efficaciously.

2 : See Avale, v.

3 : Proceeds; as, the avails of a sale by auction.

4 : Profit; advantage toward success; benefit; value; as, labor, without economy, is of little avail.

5 : To be of use or advantage; to answer the purpose; to have strength, force, or efficacy sufficient to accomplish the object; as, the plea in bar must avail, that is, be sufficient to defeat the suit; this scheme will not avail; medicines will not avail to check the disease.

6 : To promote; to assist.

7 : To turn to the advantage of; to be of service to; to profit; to benefit; to help; as, artifices will not avail the sinner in the day of judgment.

8 : of Availability

9 : That which is available.

10 : The quality of being available; availableness.

11 : Such as one may avail one's self of; capable of being used for the accomplishment of a purpose; usable; profitable; advantageous; convertible into a resource; as, an available measure; an available candidate.

12 : Having sufficient power, force, or efficacy, for the object; effectual; valid; as, an available plea.

13 : Quality of being available; capability of being used for the purpose intended.

14 : Competent power; validity; efficacy; as, the availableness of a title.

15 : of Avail

16 : of Avail

17 : Profit; advantage.

18 : Power or value sufficient to obviate any effect; equal weight, strength, or value; equivalent; compensation; requital.

19 : To act against with equal force, power, or effect; to thwart or overcome by such action; to furnish an equivalent to or for; to counterbalance; to compensate.

20 : of Countervail

21 : of Countervail

22 : A silicate of iron and lime occurring in black prismatic crystals and columnar masses.

23 : Marvel.

24 : Prayers offered up for nine successive days.

25 : See Overveil.

26 : At the bottom; lowest.

27 : To persuade or induce; -- with on, upon, or with; as, I prevailedon him to wait.

28 : To be in force; to have effect, power, or influence; to be predominant; to have currency or prevalence; to obtain; as, the practice prevails this day.

29 : To overcome; to gain the victory or superiority; to gain the advantage; to have the upper hand, or the mastery; to succeed; -- sometimes with over or against.

30 : of Prevail

31 : of Prevail

32 : Predominant; prevalent; most general; as, the prevailing disease of a climate; a prevailing opinion.

33 : Having superior force or influence; efficacious; persuasive.

34 : So as to prevail.

35 : Prevalence; superior influence; efficacy.

36 : Parturition; labor; as, an easy travail.

37 : Labor with pain; severe toil or exertion.

38 : To harass; to tire.

39 : To suffer the pangs of childbirth; to be in labor.

40 : To labor with pain; to toil.

41 : of Travail

42 : of Travail

43 : Causing travail; laborious.

44 : See Unveil.

45 : To yield or recede; to give place; to show respect by yielding, uncovering, or the like.

46 : To lower, or take off, in token of inferiority, reverence, submission, or the like.

47 : To let fail; to allow or cause to sink.

48 : Money given to servants by visitors; a gratuity; -- usually in the plural.

49 : An unexpected gain or acquisition; a casual advantage or benefit; a windfall.

50 : Avails; profit; return; proceeds.

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1 : Avaiably

adv.

In an available manner; profitably; advantageously; efficaciously.

2 : Avail

v. t. & i.

See Avale, v.

3 : Avail

n.

Proceeds; as, the avails of a sale by auction.

4 : Avail

n.

Profit; advantage toward success; benefit; value; as, labor, without economy, is of little avail.

5 : Avail

v. i.

To be of use or advantage; to answer the purpose; to have strength, force, or efficacy sufficient to accomplish the object; as, the plea in bar must avail, that is, be sufficient to defeat the suit; this scheme will not avail; medicines will not avail to check the disease.

6 : Avail

v. t.

To promote; to assist.

7 : Avail

v. t.

To turn to the advantage of; to be of service to; to profit; to benefit; to help; as, artifices will not avail the sinner in the day of judgment.

8 : Availabilities

pl.

of Availability

9 : Availability

n.

That which is available.

10 : Availability

n.

The quality of being available; availableness.

11 : Available

a.

Such as one may avail one's self of; capable of being used for the accomplishment of a purpose; usable; profitable; advantageous; convertible into a resource; as, an available measure; an available candidate.

12 : Available

a.

Having sufficient power, force, or efficacy, for the object; effectual; valid; as, an available plea.

13 : Availableness

n.

Quality of being available; capability of being used for the purpose intended.

14 : Availableness

n.

Competent power; validity; efficacy; as, the availableness of a title.

15 : Availed

imp. & p. p.

of Avail

16 : Availing

p. pr. & vb. n.

of Avail

17 : Availment

n.

Profit; advantage.

18 : Countervail

n.

Power or value sufficient to obviate any effect; equal weight, strength, or value; equivalent; compensation; requital.

19 : Countervail

v. t.

To act against with equal force, power, or effect; to thwart or overcome by such action; to furnish an equivalent to or for; to counterbalance; to compensate.

20 : Countervailed

imp. & p. p.

of Countervail

21 : Countervailing

p. pr. & vb. n.

of Countervail

22 : Ilvaite

n.

A silicate of iron and lime occurring in black prismatic crystals and columnar masses.

23 : Mervaille

n.

Marvel.

24 : Neuvaines

n. pl.

Prayers offered up for nine successive days.

25 : Overvail

v. t.

See Overveil.

26 : Paravail

a.

At the bottom; lowest.

27 : Prevail

v. i.

To persuade or induce; -- with on, upon, or with; as, I prevailedon him to wait.

28 : Prevail

v. i.

To be in force; to have effect, power, or influence; to be predominant; to have currency or prevalence; to obtain; as, the practice prevails this day.

29 : Prevail

v. i.

To overcome; to gain the victory or superiority; to gain the advantage; to have the upper hand, or the mastery; to succeed; -- sometimes with over or against.

30 : Prevailed

imp. & p. p.

of Prevail

31 : Prevailing

p. pr. & vb. n.

of Prevail

32 : Prevailing

a.

Predominant; prevalent; most general; as, the prevailing disease of a climate; a prevailing opinion.

33 : Prevailing

a.

Having superior force or influence; efficacious; persuasive.

34 : Prevailingly

adv.

So as to prevail.

35 : Prevailment

n.

Prevalence; superior influence; efficacy.

36 : Travail

n.

Parturition; labor; as, an easy travail.

37 : Travail

n.

Labor with pain; severe toil or exertion.

38 : Travail

v. t.

To harass; to tire.

39 : Travail

n.

To suffer the pangs of childbirth; to be in labor.

40 : Travail

n.

To labor with pain; to toil.

41 : Travailed

imp. & p. p.

of Travail

42 : Travailing

p. pr. & vb. n.

of Travail

43 : Travailous

a.

Causing travail; laborious.

44 : Unvail

v. t. & i.

See Unveil.

45 : Vail

v. i.

To yield or recede; to give place; to show respect by yielding, uncovering, or the like.

46 : Vail

v. t.

To lower, or take off, in token of inferiority, reverence, submission, or the like.

47 : Vail

v. t.

To let fail; to allow or cause to sink.

48 : Vail

n.

Money given to servants by visitors; a gratuity; -- usually in the plural.

49 : Vail

n.

An unexpected gain or acquisition; a casual advantage or benefit; a windfall.

50 : Vail

n.

Avails; profit; return; proceeds.

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This word vai uses (3) total characters with white out space

This word vai uses 3 unique characters: A I V

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From Wikipedia

Vai or VAI has several possible meanings:

  • Vai people
    • Vai language
    • Vai syllabary
    • Vai (Unicode block)
  • Vai (Crete)
  • Văi, a village in Lupșa Commune, Alba County, Romania

From Wiktionary

See also: Vai, vaî, văi, vải, and va'i

Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Alternative forms
    • 1.2 Etymology
    • 1.3 Noun
      • 1.3.1 Coordinate terms
    • 1.4 Anagrams
  • 2 Anuta
    • 2.1 Etymology
    • 2.2 Noun
    • 2.3 References
  • 3 Dalmatian
    • 3.1 Alternative forms
    • 3.2 Etymology
    • 3.3 Adverb
  • 4 East Futuna
    • 4.1 Etymology
    • 4.2 Noun
    • 4.3 References
  • 5 Emae
    • 5.1 Etymology
    • 5.2 Noun
    • 5.3 References
  • 6 Fijian
    • 6.1 Etymology
    • 6.2 Noun
  • 7 Finnish
    • 7.1 Etymology
    • 7.2 Pronunciation
    • 7.3 Adverb
    • 7.4 Conjunction
      • 7.4.1 Usage notes
    • 7.5 See also
    • 7.6 Anagrams
  • 8 Futuna-Aniwa
    • 8.1 Etymology
    • 8.2 Noun
    • 8.3 References
  • 9 Galician
    • 9.1 Verb
  • 10 Italian
    • 10.1 Verb
    • 10.2 Anagrams
  • 11 Latvian
    • 11.1 Etymology 1
      • 11.1.1 Pronunciation
      • 11.1.2 Conjunction
        • 11.1.2.1 See also
      • 11.1.3 Particle
      • 11.1.4 Noun
    • 11.2 Etymology 2
      • 11.2.1 Pronunciation
      • 11.2.2 Interjection
    • 11.3 References
  • 12 Lojban
    • 12.1 Cmavo
    • 12.2 Rafsi
  • 13 Mangarevan
    • 13.1 Etymology
    • 13.2 Noun
    • 13.3 References
  • 14 Niuafo'ou
    • 14.1 Etymology
    • 14.2 Noun
    • 14.3 References
  • 15 Niuean
    • 15.1 Etymology
    • 15.2 Noun
    • 15.3 References
  • 16 North Efate
    • 16.1 Etymology
    • 16.2 Noun
    • 16.3 References
  • 17 North Marquesan
    • 17.1 Etymology
    • 17.2 Noun
    • 17.3 References
  • 18 Northern Sami
    • 18.1 Etymology
    • 18.2 Conjunction
  • 19 Norwegian Bokmål
    • 19.1 Verb
  • 20 Nuguria
    • 20.1 Noun
    • 20.2 References
  • 21 Nukuoro
    • 21.1 Etymology
    • 21.2 Noun
    • 21.3 References
  • 22 Ontong Java
    • 22.1 Etymology
    • 22.2 Noun
  • 23 Penrhyn
    • 23.1 Etymology
    • 23.2 Noun
    • 23.3 References
  • 24 Pileni
    • 24.1 Noun
    • 24.2 References
  • 25 Portuguese
    • 25.1 Alternative forms
    • 25.2 Pronunciation
    • 25.3 Verb
      • 25.3.1 Synonyms
  • 26 Rapa Nui
    • 26.1 Etymology
    • 26.2 Noun
    • 26.3 References
  • 27 Rarotongan
    • 27.1 Etymology
    • 27.2 Noun
    • 27.3 References
  • 28 Romanian
    • 28.1 Etymology
    • 28.2 Pronunciation
    • 28.3 Interjection
      • 28.3.1 Derived terms
  • 29 Samoan
    • 29.1 Etymology
    • 29.2 Noun
    • 29.3 References
  • 30 South Efate
    • 30.1 Noun
    • 30.2 References
  • 31 South Marquesan
    • 31.1 Noun
    • 31.2 References
  • 32 Tahitian
    • 32.1 Etymology 1
      • 32.1.1 Noun
      • 32.1.2 References
    • 32.2 Etymology 2
      • 32.2.1 Pronoun
  • 33 Takuu
    • 33.1 Etymology
    • 33.2 Noun
  • 34 Tikopia
    • 34.1 Etymology
    • 34.2 Noun
    • 34.3 References
  • 35 Tokelauan
    • 35.1 Etymology
    • 35.2 Noun
  • 36 Tongan
    • 36.1 Etymology
    • 36.2 Noun
    • 36.3 References
  • 37 Tuvaluan
    • 37.1 Etymology
    • 37.2 Noun
    • 37.3 References
  • 38 Veps
    • 38.1 Etymology
    • 38.2 Conjunction
    • 38.3 References
  • 39 Vietnamese
    • 39.1 Pronunciation
    • 39.2 Noun

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • VAI

Etymology[edit]

Initialism of verb animate intransitive

Noun[edit]

vai

  1. (linguistics) A verb animate intransitive: an intransitive verb that agrees with an animate subject.

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • vii
  • vta
  • vti

Anagrams[edit]

  • A-IV, Avi, IVA, Iva, Via, avi-, via, viâ

Anuta[edit]

vai

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

vai

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

References[edit]

  • William Churchill, The Polynesian Wanderings: Tracks of the Migration Deduced (1911)
  • Anuta: a Polynesian outlier in the Solomon Islands (1973)
  • Oral Traditions of Anuta: A Polynesian Outlier in the Solomon Islands (1998)

Dalmatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • vuai

Etymology[edit]

From Latin hodie. Compare Friulian vuê, Catalan avui.

Adverb[edit]

vai

  1. today

East Futuna[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

vai

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

References[edit]

  • William Churchill, The Polynesian Wanderings: Tracks of the Migration Deduced (1911)

Emae[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

vai

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

References[edit]

  • William Churchill, The Polynesian Wanderings: Tracks of the Migration Deduced (1911)

Fijian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic [Term?], from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian [Term?] (compare Indonesian pari, Malay pari), from Proto-Austronesian [Term?].

Noun[edit]

vai

  1. ray (marine fish with a flat body, large wing-like fins, and a whip-like tail)

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *vai.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: vai
  • Rhymes: -ɑi
  • IPA(key): /ʋɑi̯/

Adverb[edit]

vai

  1. (interrogative adverb, colloquial) is that so?
    Tulee vai?
    Oh, [he/she/it] is coming?

Conjunction[edit]

vai

  1. (coordinating; in question clauses) or
    Onko se suuri vai pieni?
    Is it big or small?

Usage notes[edit]

  • While it is often said that tai is to be used in affirmative clauses and vai is to be used in question clauses, a more precise difference is that tai is an inclusive or, while vai is an exclusive or. For instance, while Söitkö sinä leivän tai hedelmät? and Söitkö sinä leivän vai hedelmät? are both correct, the former asks in a yes or no question, whether you ate either bread or fruit or not, while the latter asks which you ate, the bread or the fruit.

See also[edit]

  • tai

Anagrams[edit]

  • iva, via

Futuna-Aniwa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

vai

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

References[edit]

  • William Churchill, The Polynesian Wanderings: Tracks of the Migration Deduced (1911)

Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

vai

  1. third-person singular present indicative of ir
  2. second-person singular imperative of ir

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

vai

  1. second-person singular present of andare
  2. second-person singular imperative of andare

Anagrams[edit]

  • avi, IVA, via

Latvian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Livonian või or dialectal Estonian vai; compare other Finnic languages (Finnish vai, Standard Estonian või). First found occasionally in Latvian writings in the 17th century, initially as a conjunction, then as a particle, it became more frequent in the 18th century; but only in the 19th century did it really strike root in the language.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): [vài]

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Conjunction[edit]

vai

  1. used to indicate a disjunction between two elements; or (in the either-or sense, not in the sense of a.k.a., which is jeb).
    atbildi: jā vai nē!answer: yes or no!
    viņa nezināja, ko pirkt: rozes vai neļķesshe didn't know what to buy: roses or carnations
  2. used to suggest vagueness, uncertainty, or a veiled threat; usually followed by ellipsis (...); or, or else...
    ja labi grib, to darbu var veikt parasts dežurants, vai brigadieris, vai (...)if (he) really wants, an ordinary man on duty can do this job, or a brigadier, or... (= or someone like that)
    vai tas kāds noziegums, kauns, vai? — is this a crime, a shame, or what?
    jums tas jādara, vai...you all have to do this, or else...
  3. used to introduce conditional subordinate clauses; whether, if
    nav zināms, vai to darījis viņšit is not known whether he did it
    es nezinu, vai to spēšuI don't know if I will be able to
    pasaki, vai es esmu nodevējstell me if I am a traitor
See also[edit]
  • jeb

Particle[edit]

vai

  1. interrogative particle, used in either-or questions
    vai tu runā latviski?do you speak Latvian?
    vai tu dzirdi?do you hear? are you listening?

Noun[edit]

vai m (invariable)

  1. the word vai itself; also, implicitly, a question
    cits pēc cita nāca tik daudzi vai, ka viņa nevarēja ilgāk izturētso many vai's (= questions) came one after the other that she couldn't stand it any longer

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *way- (suffer, be miserable). Cognates include Lithuanian vái, vaĩ, Old High German , Old English , Latin vae, German weh, English woe.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): [vāī], IPA(key): [vài], IPA(key): [vaî] (depending on situational intonation)

Interjection[edit]

vai

  1. used to express emotional responses: excitement, surprise, pain, fear, sorrow, irritation, etc.
    vai, ko es daru!oh! what am I doing!
    vai, kāds jūs līks izskatāties!boy, look at you! what a sight!
    vai, vai, Ilma, vai, tev tikai nauda prātā!oh come on, Ilma, you only think about money!

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “vai”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7

Lojban[edit]

Cmavo[edit]

vai

  1. (cardinal, hexadecimal digit and number) fifteen

Rafsi[edit]

vai

  1. rafsi of vajni.

Mangarevan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Eastern Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

vai

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

References[edit]

  • Edward Tregear, A Dictionary of Mangareva (or Gambier Islands) (1899)
  • William Churchill, The Polynesian Wanderings: Tracks of the Migration Deduced (1911)

Niuafo'ou[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

vai

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

References[edit]

  • ABVD

Niuean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

vai

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

References[edit]

  • William Churchill, The Polynesian Wanderings: Tracks of the Migration Deduced (1911)

North Efate[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

vai

  1. water

References[edit]

  • William Churchill, The Polynesian Wanderings: Tracks of the Migration Deduced (1911)

North Marquesan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Eastern Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

vai

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

References[edit]

  • William Churchill, The Polynesian Wanderings: Tracks of the Migration Deduced (1911)

Northern Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Related to Finnish vai.

Conjunction[edit]

vai

  1. or (in questions, for mutually exclusive possibilities)
  2. so that

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

vai

  1. imperative of vaie

Nuguria[edit]

Noun[edit]

vai

  1. water

References[edit]

  • William Churchill, The Polynesian Wanderings: Tracks of the Migration Deduced (1911)

Nukuoro[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Template:nih, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

vai

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

References[edit]

  • Vern Carroll, An outline of the structure of the language of Nukuoro (1965)
  • William Churchill, The Polynesian Wanderings: Tracks of the Migration Deduced (1911)

Ontong Java[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

vai

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

Penrhyn[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

vai

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

References[edit]

  • William Churchill, The Polynesian Wanderings: Tracks of the Migration Deduced (1911)

Pileni[edit]

Noun[edit]

vai

  1. water

References[edit]

  • A Grammar of Vaeakau-Taumako (2011, ISBN 3110238268

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • vay (obsolete)
  • vae (obsolete)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Brazil, Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈvaj/
  • Hyphenation: vai

Verb[edit]

vai

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of ir
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of ir
  3. (informal, followed by the infinitive) will (used to express the third person singular future tense)
    • 2003, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e a Ordem da Fênix (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Rocco, page 643:
      Ele nunca vai reparar na gente [...]
      He will never notice us [...]

Synonyms[edit]

  • (forms third person singular future tense):

Rapa Nui[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Eastern Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

vai

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

References[edit]

  • William Churchill, The Polynesian Wanderings: Tracks of the Migration Deduced (1911)

Rarotongan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Eastern Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

vai

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

References[edit]

  • William Churchill, The Polynesian Wanderings: Tracks of the Migration Deduced (1911)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably an expressive creation. Similar words are found in many other languages, especially Indo-European. Compare Latin vae, Albanian vaj, Italian guai, Spanish ay, Ancient Greek οὐαί (ouaí), English woe.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vaj/

Interjection[edit]

vai

  1. alas, woe

Derived terms[edit]

  • văita

Samoan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

vai

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)
  2. crake

References[edit]

  • William Churchill, The Polynesian Wanderings: Tracks of the Migration Deduced (1911)

South Efate[edit]

Noun[edit]

vai

  1. water

References[edit]

  • William Churchill, The Polynesian Wanderings: Tracks of the Migration Deduced (1911)

South Marquesan[edit]

Noun[edit]

vai

  1. water

References[edit]

  • William Churchill, The Polynesian Wanderings: Tracks of the Migration Deduced (1911)

Tahitian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Eastern Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

vai

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

References[edit]

  • William Churchill, The Polynesian Wanderings: Tracks of the Migration Deduced (1911)

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Maori wai.

Pronoun[edit]

vai

  1. who

Takuu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

vai

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

Tikopia[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

vai

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

References[edit]

  • Raymond Firth, Mervyn McLean, Tikopia Songs: Poetic and Musical Art of a Polynesian People (1990)

Tokelauan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

vai

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

Tongan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

vai

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

References[edit]

  • William Churchill, The Polynesian Wanderings: Tracks of the Migration Deduced (1911)

Tuvaluan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

vai

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

References[edit]

  • An Introduction to Tuvaluan (1999, ISBN 9829027023

Veps[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *vai.

Conjunction[edit]

vai

  1. or

References[edit]

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

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [vaːj˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [vaːj˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [vʲaːj˧˥]

Noun[edit]

vai

  1. shoulder
  2. rank, status
  3. part, role