kali

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See also: Kali, käli, kāli, kaḻi, and kāļi

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Arabic قِلْي (qily). See alkali.

Noun[edit]

kali (uncountable)

  1. The prickly glasswort (Kali turgida, formerly Salsola kali).
    • 1765, Temple H. Croker, Thomas Williams, Samuel Clarke, The Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences: Volume 2
      But the kali is principally regarded, on account of its yielding copiously, when burnt, the fixed alkaline salt called soda []

Etymology 2[edit]

Cebuano kamot +‎ lihok

Noun[edit]

kali (uncountable)

  1. Traditional Philippine stick fighting, a martial art.

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Betawi[edit]

Noun[edit]

kali

  1. river

Dupaningan Agta[edit]

Noun[edit]

kali

  1. kind of large bird

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to Finnish kalja. Possibly a pre-Balto-Slavic Indo-European loan, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂al-ew-yo-.

Noun[edit]

kali (genitive kalja, partitive kalja)

  1. kvass

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kali

  1. potassium
  2. potassium oxide

Declension[edit]

Inflection of kali (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative kali kalit
genitive kalin kalien
partitive kalia kaleja
illative kaliin kaleihin
singular plural
nominative kali kalit
accusative nom. kali kalit
gen. kalin
genitive kalin kalien
partitive kalia kaleja
inessive kalissa kaleissa
elative kalista kaleista
illative kaliin kaleihin
adessive kalilla kaleilla
ablative kalilta kaleilta
allative kalille kaleille
essive kalina kaleina
translative kaliksi kaleiksi
instructive kalein
abessive kalitta kaleitta
comitative kaleineen

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Ilocano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kali, from Proto-Austronesian *kalih.

Verb[edit]

kali (used in the form ikali)

  1. to dig (to move hard-packed earth out of the way)

Indonesian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kali

  1. times
    Aku pergi ke sana dua kali sebulan.
    Tiga kali empat sama dengan dua belas.
  2. river

Latvian[edit]

Verb[edit]

kali

  1. 2nd person singular past indicative form of kalt

Malay[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *kali, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kali, from Proto-Austronesian *kalih.

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

kali (used in the form mengali)

  1. Obsolete form of gali.
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

kali

Noun[edit]

kali

  1. river (large stream which drains a landmass)
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

kali

  1. times

Verb[edit]

kali

  1. to times, to multiply

Ngiyambaa[edit]

Noun[edit]

kali

  1. (Waangaybuwan) water
    • 2001, Mood and Modality →ISBN:
      ɡaliː-ŋinda-ɡila ŋiyanu balu-y-aɡa
      water-CARIT-HYPOTH we+PL+NOM die-CM-IRR
      we'll probably die for lack of water

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Further reading[edit]

  • Barry Alpher, Proto-Pama-Nyungan etyma, in Claire Bowern, Harold James Koch, Australian Languages: Classification and the Comparative Method (2004, →ISBN

Romani[edit]

Adjective[edit]

kali

  1. feminine singular of kalo

Sundanese[edit]

Verb[edit]

kali

  1. to dig

Swahili[edit]

Adjective[edit]

-kali (declinable)

  1. sharp
  2. fierce
  3. acidic
  4. harsh, cruel
  5. savage
  6. intense

Inflection[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin kalium, following the "'-um'-dropping" pattern in naming chemical elements

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kali

  1. potassium