καί

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See also: και

Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier *kahi*kasi (still seen in κασίγνητος (kasígnētos, brother)) ← *kati, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥t-, from *ḱóm (with). Compare Hittite [script needed] (kat-ti, along with).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (file)

Conjunction[edit]

καί (kaí)

  1. and
  2. even, also
  3. both ... and ... (when used in the construction καί ... καί ...)

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Esperanto: kaj (and)
  • Greek: και (kai, and)
  • Tsakonian: τσαι

Further reading[edit]

  • καί in Liddell & Scott, A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1940
  • καί in Liddell & Scott, An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1889
  • καί in Autenrieth, Georg, A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers, 1891
  • καί in Bailly, Anatole, Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette, 1935
  • καί in Cunliffe, Richard J., A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1924, published 1963
  • καί in Slater, William J., Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1969
  • G2532 in Strong, James, Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance to the Bible, 1979
  • Woodhouse, S. C., English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, 1910.
  • Beekes, Robert S. P., Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2010, →ISBN, page 615