balai

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Etymology[edit]

From French balai.

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balai (present balaas, past balais, future balaos, conditional balaus, volitive balau)

  1. to sweep

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French balain (bundle of broom), from Old Breton balan or Gaulish *balano-.

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Noun[edit]

balai m (plural balais)

  1. broom
  2. broomstick flown by witches
  3. (colloquial) the last bus or train (at night)
  4. tail (of a bird of prey)
  5. brush (electrical contact)
  6. (slang) year (used in referring to someone’s age)
    Elle a quarante balais — She’s forty

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay balai, from Proto-Malayic *balay, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *balay, from Proto-Austronesian *balay.

Noun[edit]

balai

  1. a public hall or building
  2. an office or bureau
  3. a house of parliament

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *balay, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *balay, from Proto-Austronesian *balay.

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Noun[edit]

balai

  1. a hall, large building, or station for public uses
  2. a house (unused)

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