Contionary:nanai

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Chlouvānem

Alternative forms

Etymology

Unknown, possibly Laifutaši.

Pronunciation

(Standard) IPA: [nänäɪ̯]
(Līlasuṃghāṇi) IPA: [nɐnæɪ̯]

Noun

nanai

  1. rainforest, jungle
    Tāllahārei maitababhrām cami nanai maichleyuñce.
    The Tāllahārya river basin is a huge rainforest in the South [of the Inquisition].
  2. forest
    kaplaša jålkhūrilīm ræñjaṃris nanai.
    The taiga is a conifer forest in cold climates.
  3. (literary): home, abode
    〜 sama lilyā kairā lilenu soh pritemęliṣya : sama mālirṣme nanāyu lileṣyau gṇyāviṣyarate. (Lanaijunyāvi Halinækha Mæmijaiya)
    (...) and my love will give you back [your] life, and embraced we two will give life to our home.
  4. a place full of life - be it business, nightlife, or other activities (often as a compound with leliē)
    lunaikeikai ñoɂabemuvai las dārṇājålinūmi lelyē las tī nanā ūnima lanihē nanai vi.
    because of the tea gardens, shops, and artists, that road is often full of life (a jungle).
  5. (usually with genitive case) abundance, plenty, wealth
    nanā jāyim bhayūmi nanai vi.
    That girl gives [lit.: is] plenty of care/attentions.
  6. (usually with genitive case) a huge group of something, a lot of
    laili nanai lališire juṃšan gaurāte ñumirek.
    A lot of people were waiting for the new bishop in the square.

Inflection


Usage notes

Synonyms

(forest): maichlam (literary)
(home): kita, (abode): amaha (literary)
(wealth): chluvaikā

Derived terms

nanayūkke "related to a jungle, rainforest, forest"

nanayausake "wild"
kahinanai "mangrove forest"
nanailīlta "forest path"
nanayūnima "panoramic road", arch.: "forest path"

nanaibabhrām "pure world" (religious, literary)

nanaikā "(something or someone) pure" (literary)

nanayāvi "(something or someone) pure" (literary)

Related terms

Grayis

Pronunciation

(Grayis) IPA: /naˈnai̯/

Number

nanai

  1. eleven. Because Grayis uses a nonal (base-9) number system, this represents the numeric value of 11, but the semantic value of 12 (10+2).

Laceyiam

Etymology

From a Nanaklāri language.

Pronunciation

  • (Standard) IPA: [naˈnai̯]
  • (Kailamārśikha) IPA: [na.næ̞i̯ː˦˥]

Noun

nanai

  1. rainforest, jungle
    Tālliyāia cami nanai mini Laltīmāhiaye jar.
    The Tālliyāia is a huge rainforest in Southern Laltīmāhia.
  2. forest
    kiaṣṭa chliaðńāraṃśie räðūmi arā nanai jar.
    The taiga is a conifer forest in cold climates.
  3. (literary): home, abode
    — sama lālia kaira ląse lillaṃsau priśemęlykiṣār : sama tälaihanikėnah nanayau liśā gṇyaukikṣāṃśe. (L. Halinäkha Īpaṇāvi)
    (...) and my love will give you back [your] life, and embraced we'll give life to our home.
  4. a place full of life - be it business, nightlife, or other activities (often as a compound with leliė)
    lunaidārṣamai talimāhiai høy kęlimuivei høy meilū nanā ūnima ylenaljah nanai jar.
    because of the tea gardens, shops, and artists, that road is often full of life (a jungle).
  5. (usually with genitive case) abundance, plenty, wealth
    nanā jāyim bhuvaneyė nanai jar.
    That girl gives [lit.: is] plenty of care/attentions.
  6. (usually with genitive case) a huge group of something, a lot of
    lailė nanai khāręe høląu kuliāhiye ḍėlkändan.
    A lot of people were waiting for the new bishop in the square.