from Eld Azerbaurighauni *mei, similar, same, like
adjective or adposition (see usage notes) Edit
- similar (to), (a)like
- equal, of same standard or type
- (in the phrase sha mei) same, having exactly the very identity
Usage notes Edit
The word mei has been stated to be an adjective or an adposition. It is semantically adjectival, as it modifies nouns, but it usually governs the dative and genitive cases. In the phrase ar jolri mei (someone like the Sun), jolri is the dative case of jol (star; if specific, the Sun) and is governed by mei (like).
mei is also used to indicate equality of standards or types, commonly used in Mizwi law in the phrase mei meir (the same to the same), the principle that the reward for an act done should be of the same type as the act done. It is similar to lex talionis except that shawawei (mercy, prudence and benevolence in justice) is an element of jiavaweii (justice, making right) and in the term ji mei uram (the right is equal, it is same for all).
mei is also used in the phrase sha mei to indicate absolute similarity, or sameness. jatwu mei uram means you go to that exact, the same, place every day.
adverb, qualificative Edit
- in retaliation, as vengeance, in order to "get even" (see ushumukui)
- in the same manner as a person or thing known or previously mentioned