की

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Prakrit किअउं (kiauṃ) and Sanskrit कृतं (kṛtaṃ) (perfect participle neuter of कृ (kṛ, to do)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /kiː/
  • (file)

Postposition[edit]

की (f (Urdu spelling کی‎)

  1. feminine of का ():
    1. of
    2. belonging to
      राम की बेटीrām beṭīRam's daughter
    3. concerning
    4. made of, consisting of

Verb[edit]

की () (Urdu spelling کی‎)

  1. inflection of करना (karnā):
    1. feminine singular perfective participle
    2. feminine singular perfect indicative

Marathi[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Persian که(ke). Compare Gujarati કે (ke), Hindi कि (ki), Punjabi ਕਿ (ki) / کہ(ka).

Conjunction[edit]

की ()

  1. that
    मला माहीत नव्हते की तू मराठी बोलू शकतोस.
    malā māhīt navhate tū marāṭhī bolū śaktos.
    I didn't know that you speak Marathi
    (literally, “I wasn't aware that you can speak Marathi.”)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Marathi 𑘎𑘲𑘽 (kīṃ), from Maharastri Prakrit 𑀓𑀺𑀁 (kiṃ), 𑀓𑀺 (ki), from Sanskrit किम् (kím, what, which). Compare Gujarati કિયું (kiyũ), Hindi कि (ki), Punjabi ਕੀ (), Bengali কি (ki), Assamese কি (ki).

Particle[edit]

की ()

  1. or
    Synonyms: अथवा (athvā), किंवा (kiuvā)

References[edit]

  • Berntsen, Maxine, “की”, in A Basic Marathi-English Dictionary, New Delhi: American Institute of Indian Studies, 1982-1983.
  • Molesworth, James Thomas, “कीं”, in A dictionary, Marathi and English, Bombay: Printed for government at the Bombay Education Society's Press, 1857.
  • Date, Yasavanta Ramakrshna, “कीं”, in Maharashtra Sabdakosa (in Marathi), Pune: Maharashtra Kosamandala, 1932-1950.
  • Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985) , “kím(3164)”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press.

Newar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Sanskrit कीट (kīṭa)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

की (? (Newa Spelling 𑐎𑐷)

  1. insect