கிளை

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Tamil[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /kiɭaɪ̯/, [kɪɭəɪ̯]

Etymology 1[edit]

From களை

Verb[edit]

கிளை (kiḷai)

  1. (transitive) to remove, purge
  2. to wash, (as rice)
  3. to put off (as garments)
  4. to pry out

Etymology 2[edit]

From கிளை

Verb[edit]

கிளை (kiḷai)

  1. (intransitive) to ramify, branch out
  2. to multiply, increase in number
  3. to be close, to throng, crowd, grow thick or close, as the beard, boughs, herbage, grain
  4. to come into being, appear
  5. to abound, be copious
  6. (transitive) to dig up, to stir, scratch up (as fowls)
  7. to root up (as pigs)
  8. to burrow into (as rats)
  9. to excavate

Etymology 3[edit]

From கிளை

Noun[edit]

கிளை (kiḷai)

  1. branch, bough
  2. sprout, shoot, bud
  3. bouquet, bunch of flowers
  4. kindred, relations
  5. section, division
  6. class, group, herd, flock, shoal, company, family, horde, race
  7. bamboo
  8. a kind of flute
  9. (Music) the fifth note in the gamut

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • University of Madras (1924–1936), “கிளை”, in Tamil Lexicon, Madras [Chennai]: Diocesan Press.