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]

  • IPA(key): /kiː/
  • (file)

Postposition[edit]

की () (Urdu spelling کی‎)

  1. of
  2. belonging to
    राम की बेटी
    rām beṭī
    Ram's daughter
  3. concerning
  4. made of, consisting of

Inflection[edit]


Marathi[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

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 (kīṁ), 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]

  • Maxine Berntsen (1982-1983), “की”, in A Basic Marathi-English Dictionary, New Delhi: American Institute of Indian Studies
  • James Thomas Molesworth (1857), “कीं”, in A dictionary, Marathi and English, Bombay: Printed for government at the Bombay Education Society's Press
  • Yasavanta Ramakrshna Date (1932-1950), “कीं”, in Maharashtra Sabdakosa (in Marathi), Pune: Maharashtra Kosamandala
  • 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)

Noun[edit]

की ()

  1. insect