கை

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Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Telugu కయి (kayi)/కై (kai), Kannada ಕೈ (kai), Malayalam കൈ (kai), Tulu ಕಯಿ (kayi), Kodava [script needed] (kay), Kurukh [script needed] (khekhaa), Kolami [script needed] (key), Konda-Dora [script needed] (kiu), Gondi [script needed] (kai), Kumarbhag Paharia [script needed] (qeqe).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaɪ̯/, [kəɪ̯]
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Noun[edit]

கை (kai)

  1. (anatomy) hand
    Synonym: கரம் (karam)
  2. elephant's trunk
  3. ray (as of the sun)
    Synonym: கிரணம் (kiraṇam)
  4. group, set (as in counting bricks), dry dung-cakes
  5. a hand-pose in dancing
    Synonym: அபிநயக்கை (apinayakkai)
  6. side (right or left)
    Synonym: பக்கம் (pakkam)
  7. faction, party
    Synonym: கட்சி (kaṭci)
  8. rafter
    Synonym: கைமரம் (kaimaram)
  9. semaphore
  10. (Colloquial) sleeve (of a garment)
  11. (Colloquial) handle (as of an axe)
    (கைப்பிடி)
  12. handle (as of a fan)
    Synonym: விசிறிக்காம்பு (viciṟikkāmpu)
  13. wing of a bird
    Synonym: சிறகு (ciṟaku)
  14. wing of an army
    Synonym: படையுறுப்பு (paṭaiyuṟuppu)
  15. army
    Synonym: சேனை (cēṉai)
  16. place
    Synonym: இடம் (iṭam)
  17. money on hand
    Synonym: கைப்பொருள் (kaipporuḷ)
  18. that which is fit to be done
    Synonym: செய்யத்தக்கது (ceyyattakkatu)
  19. decoration, dressing
    Synonym: ஒப்பனை (oppaṉai)
  20. strength, ability
    Synonym: ஆற்றல் (āṟṟal)
  21. handful
    Synonym: கையளவு (kaiyaḷavu)
  22. hands, workmen, assistants
  23. littleness, smallness
    Synonym: சிறுமை (ciṟumai)
  24. custom, usage, way of the world
    Synonym: உலகவொழுக்கம் (ulakavoḻukkam)
  25. row, line
    Synonym: ஒழுங்கு (oḻuṅku)
  26. younger sister
    Synonym: தங்கை (taṅkai)

References[edit]

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