कि

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Not to be confused with की.

Hindi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Standard:

Dialectal:

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Classical Persianکه(ki). Compare Gujarati કે (ke), Marathi की (), Punjabi ਕਿ (ki).

Conjunction[edit]

कि (ki) (Urdu spellingکہ⁩)

  1. that
    मुझे मालूम नहीं था कि तुम्हें मराठी आती है
    mujhe mālūm nahī̃ thā ki tumhẽ marāṭhī ātī hai.
    I didn't know that you speak Marathi
    (literally, “It wasn't known to me that Marathi comes to you.”)

References[edit]

  • Steingass, Francis Joseph (1892), “که”, in A Comprehensive Persian–English dictionary, London: Routledge & K. Paul
  • McGregor, Ronald Stuart (1993), “कि”, in The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary, London: Oxford University Press
  • Platts, John T. (1884), “कि”, in A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & Co.
  • कि”, in Collins Gem Hindi-English Dictionary, Collins, 2011, →ISBN
  • Dāsa, Śyāmasundara (1965–1975), “कि”, in Hindī Śabdasāgara [lit. Sea of Hindi words] (in Hindi), Kashi [Varanasi]: Nagari Pracarini Sabha
  • Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985), “ki”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press
  • Caturvedi, Mahendra; Bhola Nath Tiwari (1970), “कि”, in A practical Hindi-English dictionary, Delhi: National Publishing House, page 134
  • Bahri, Hardev (1989), “कि”, in Siksarthi Hindi-Angrejhi Sabdakosa [Learners' Hindi-English Dictionary], Delhi: Rajpal & Sons.

Etymology 2[edit]

See क्या (kyā, what).

Particle[edit]

कि (ki) (Urdu spellingکہ⁩)

  1. or
    Synonyms: या (), अथवा (athvā)
Usage notes[edit]

Usually used as कि … कि … (ki … ki …, … or …).

Nepali[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

कि (ki)

  1. or

Newar[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

कि (ki? (Newa Spelling 𑐎𑐶)

  1. grain