chai

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See also: chāi, chái, chǎi, and chài

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Hindi चाय / چای (ćāy), from Persian چای, from Turkish çay [1], from Sinitic (chá).[2] Ultimately cognate to tea; see that page for extended history.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chai (usually uncountable, plural chais)

  1. A beverage made with black teas, steamed milk and sweet spices based loosely on Indian recipes

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Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "chai." Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Merriam-Webster. 2008.
  2. ^ "chai." Dictionary.com. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. 2006.

Anagrams[edit]


Jamaican Creole[edit]

Verb[edit]

chai

  1. (Maroon Spirit Language) Carry.

Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

chai f (usually uncountable)

  1. flesh

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

chai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of chāi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of chái.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of chǎi.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of chài.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Navajo[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

-chai (inalienable, e.g., shichai "my grandfather/grandson", bichai "her/his/their grandfather/grandson")

  1. maternal grandfather, mother's father, grandson (from daughter), daughter's son

Swahili[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Hindi चाय (chai).

Noun[edit]

chai (n class, plural chai)

  1. tea

Etymology 2[edit]

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Verb[edit]

chai

  1. bribe (to give a bribe)


This Swahili entry was created from the translations listed at bribe. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see chai in the Swahili Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) July 2009


Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chai

  1. bottle