Kali

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Translingual[edit]

Kali indica

Etymology 1[edit]

After the Hindu goddess Kali.

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Kali f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Chiasmodontidae – certain snaketooth fishes, deep sea fish of fearsome appearance.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Originally a specific epithet, from Arabicقِلْي(qily). See alkali.

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Kali n

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Amaranthaceae – certain prickly tumbleweeds; previously and again now usually included in genus Salsola.
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English[edit]

A 12th century bronze statue of the goddess Kali

Etymology 1[edit]

From Sanskrit काली (kālī) or कालिका (kālikā).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑːli/
  • (anglicized alternative pronunciation of the given name) IPA(key): /ˈkæli/
  • Rhymes: -ɑːli
  • Rhymes: -æli

Proper noun[edit]

Kali

  1. (Hinduism) A goddess in Hinduism, one of the most significant figures within that religion, who destroys evil forces and bestows liberation.
    • 1986, David R. Kinsley, Hindu Goddesses: Visions of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Tradition, published 1988, page 122:
      Kālī is Śiva's "other" wife, as it were, provoking him and encouraging him in his mad, antisocial, often disruptive habits. It is never Kālī who tames Śiva but Śiva who must becalm Kālī.
    • 2000, Sanjukta Gupta, “27: The Worship of Kālī According to the Toḑala Tantra”, in David Gordon White, editor, Tantra in Practice, published 2001, page 463:
      To many Hindu Bengalis, Kālī is the most important divinity. Identified with the great Goddess, Devi Bhagavati, she subsumes all other goddesses.
    • 2011, June McDaniel, “2: Kali: Goddess of Life, Death, and Transcendence”, in Patricia Monaghan, editor, Goddesses in World Culture, volume 1, page 26:
      A popular form of Kali worshiped in Calcutta is Adya Shakti Kali, or Kali as primordial power. Adya Shakti Kali is also present in some tantras, especially the Mahanirvana Tantra. Because she devours Kala or Time, she is Kali, the original form of all things, and because she is the origin and devourer of all things, she is called Adya Kali.
  2. (Hinduism) A male demon, lord of Kali Yuga and the nemesis of Kalki, tenth Avatar of Vishnu.
  3. A female given name from Sanskrit used especially in India.
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Etymology 2[edit]

A shortening of German Kalium.

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Kali

  1. (homeopathy) A potassium salt.

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Kali n (strong, genitive Kalis, plural Kalis)

  1. potash (Short form of Kalisalz)

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Greenlandic[edit]

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  • (old orthography) Kale

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Danish Christen.

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Kali

  1. a male given name from Danish

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  • Nuka Møller: Kalaallit aqqi (Greenlandic personal names), Oqaasileriffik 2015, →ISBN
  • [1] Danskernes navne 2005, including the residents of Greenland

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Kali f

  1. (Hinduism) Kali (goddess)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Croatian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Kali ? (Cyrillic spelling Кали)

  1. A municipality of Croatia.