коли

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Bulgarian[edit]

Noun[edit]

коли (koli)

  1. plural indefinite of кола (kola)

Russian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

from Proto-Slavic *kolě

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ко́ли (kóli)

  1. (obsolete) if (supposing that)
    • М. Ю. Лермонтов, Герой нашего времени 1839-1841
      ну, уж коли грех твой тебя попутал, нечего делать: своей судьбы не минуешь!
      nu, už koli grex tvoj tebja poputal, nečevo delatʹ: svojej sudʹby ne minuješʹ!
      well, if sins enticed you, there is nothing you can do: you cannot escape your fate!
  2. (obsolete) when
Synonyms[edit]
  1. коль (kolʹ), е́сли (jésli), раз (raz)

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

коли́ (kolí)

  1. second-person singular imperative imperfective of коло́ть (kolótʹ)

Ukrainian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kolě, cognate with Belarusian калі́ (kalí), Bulgarian коле (kole), Russian коли (koli) and Slovene koli.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): [kɔˈlɪ]

Adverb[edit]

коли́ (kolý)

  1. when
  2. as

Conjunction[edit]

коли́ (kolý)

  1. when

References[edit]

  • Bilodid I. K., editor (1970–1980), “коли”, in Slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy, Kiev: Naukova Dumka
  • Melʹnyčuk O. S., editor (1982–2012), “коли”, in Etymolohičnyj slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy [Etymological Dictionary of the Ukrainian Language] (in Ukrainian), Kiev: Naukova Dumka