alkali

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See also: Alkali, alkáli, and alƙali

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French alcali, ultimately from Arabic اَلْقِلْي (al-qily, alkali, ashes of the saltwort), related to قَلَى (qalā, to roast in a pan, fry).

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alkali (plural alkalies or alkalis)

  1. (chemistry) One of a class of caustic bases, such as soda, soda ash, caustic soda, potash, ammonia, and lithia, whose distinguishing peculiarities are solubility in alcohol and water, uniting with oils and fats to form soap, neutralizing and forming salts with acids, turning to brown several vegetable yellows, and changing reddened litmus to blue.
  2. (Western United States) Soluble mineral matter, other than common salt, contained in soils of natural waters.

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alkali (plural alkalis or alkalië)

  1. (chemistry) alkali

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Danish[edit]

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From Arabic اَلْقِلْي (al-qily)

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alkali n (singular definite alkaliet, plural indefinite alkalier)

  1. (chemistry) an alkali

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic اَلْقِلْي (al-qily)

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alkali n (plural alkaliën)

  1. (chemistry) alkali

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Finnish[edit]

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alkali

  1. (chemistry) Synonym of emäs.

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Inflection of alkali (Kotus type 6/paperi, no gradation)
nominative alkali alkalit
genitive alkalin alkalien
alkaleiden
alkaleitten
partitive alkalia alkaleita
alkaleja
illative alkaliin alkaleihin
singular plural
nominative alkali alkalit
accusative nom. alkali alkalit
gen. alkalin
genitive alkalin alkalien
alkaleiden
alkaleitten
partitive alkalia alkaleita
alkaleja
inessive alkalissa alkaleissa
elative alkalista alkaleista
illative alkaliin alkaleihin
adessive alkalilla alkaleilla
ablative alkalilta alkaleilta
allative alkalille alkaleille
essive alkalina alkaleina
translative alkaliksi alkaleiksi
instructive alkalein
abessive alkalitta alkaleitta
comitative alkaleineen

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  • In Finnish alkali refers to bases in general. In English, it usually refers to a subgroup of bases as defined in the English section of this article.

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àlkālī m (plural àlkā̀lai)

  1. Alternative form of alƙali

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic اَلْقِلْي (al-qily)

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alkali n (definite singular alkaliet, indefinite plural alkali or alkalier, definite plural alkalia or alkaliene)

  1. (chemistry) an alkali

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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From Arabic اَلْقِلْي (al-qily)

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alkali n (definite singular alkaliet, indefinite plural alkali, definite plural alkalia)

  1. (chemistry) an alkali

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic اَلْقِلْي (al-qily)

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alkali c

  1. (chemistry) an alkali

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Declension of alkali 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative alkali alkalien alkalier alkalierna
Genitive alkalis alkaliens alkaliers alkaliernas

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