काला

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Hindi[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Sanskrit काल (kāla, black, dark or dark-blue).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /kɑː.lɑː/, [käː.l̪äː]
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Adjective[edit]

काला (kālā) (Urdu spelling کالا‎)

  1. black (color)
  2. dirty, grimy
  3. (sometimes offensive) black (having dark skin)
  4. great, terrible, fearful

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Noun[edit]

काला (kālām (Urdu spelling کالا‎)

  1. black color
  2. (colloquial) Indian cobra
  3. (colloquial, antiquated) a sepoy

Declension[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Related terms[edit]

Colors in Hindi · रंग (raṅg) (layout · text)
     सफ़ेद (safed), श्वेत (śvet)      धूसर (dhūsar), छाई (chāī)      काला (kālā), श्याम (śyām)
             लाल (lāl), सुर्ख़ (surx); गहरा लाल (gahrā lāl), क़िरमिज़ी (qirmizī)              नारंगी (nāraṅgī), माल्टा (mālṭā); भूरा (bhūrā)              पीला (pīlā); मलाई (malāī)
             नींबू (nīmbū), सुगा पंछी (sugā pañchī)              हरा (harā)             
             आकाशी (ākāśī), आसमानी (āsmānī)              आसमानी (āsmānī)              नीला (nīlā), नील (nīl)
             जामुनी (jāmunī); नील (nīl)              रानी (rānī); बैंगनी (baiṅgnī), जामुनी (jāmunī)              गुलाबी (gulābī)

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

काला (kālā)

  1. Devanagari script form of kālā, which is inflection of काल (kāla, time):
    1. ablative singular
    2. nominative/vocative plural

Sanskrit[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

काला (kālāf

  1. name of several plants (Indigofera tinctoria, Piper longum, Rubia munjista, Nigella indica, Ipomoea atropurpurea, Ruellia longifolia, Physalis flexuosa, Bignonia suaveolens)

Declension[edit]

Feminine ā-stem declension of काला (kālā)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative काला
kālā
काले
kāle
कालाः
kālāḥ
Vocative काले
kāle
काले
kāle
कालाः
kālāḥ
Accusative कालाम्
kālām
काले
kāle
कालाः
kālāḥ
Instrumental कालया / काला¹
kālayā / kālā¹
कालाभ्याम्
kālābhyām
कालाभिः
kālābhiḥ
Dative कालायै
kālāyai
कालाभ्याम्
kālābhyām
कालाभ्यः
kālābhyaḥ
Ablative कालायाः
kālāyāḥ
कालाभ्याम्
kālābhyām
कालाभ्यः
kālābhyaḥ
Genitive कालायाः
kālāyāḥ
कालयोः
kālayoḥ
कालानाम्
kālānām
Locative कालायाम्
kālāyām
कालयोः
kālayoḥ
कालासु
kālāsu
Notes
  • ¹Vedic

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