kay

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See also: Kay, käy, kāy-, k’ay, and 'kay

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪ

Interjection[edit]

kay

  1. (colloquial) Abbreviation of okay.

Noun[edit]

kay (plural kays)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter K.
  2. (colloquial) A kilometer.
  3. (colloquial) A thousand of some unit (from kilo-).
  4. Dated form of cay.
    • 1839, John Purdy, The Colombian Navigator:
      Three small sandy kays on the reef, bearing this name, lie at the distance of about 5½ miles S.S.E. from Boca Chica.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

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Anagrams[edit]


Afar[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

kay

  1. his

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil, L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[1], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis), 2015

Aguacateca[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kay

  1. fish

References[edit]

  • Julia Becker de Richards, Maya' Choltzij: vocabulario comparativo de los idiomas Mayas de Guatemala (2003)
  • Ryan Bennett, Mayan Phonology (2015)

Dibabawon Manobo[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

kay

  1. because

Haitian Creole[edit]

Noun[edit]

kay

  1. house

Kalasha[edit]

Adverb[edit]

kay

  1. when

Conjunction[edit]

kay

  1. when

Noun[edit]

kay

  1. when

Pronoun[edit]

kay

  1. when

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ceó (mist).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kay f (genitive singular kay, plural kayghyn)

  1. (weather) fog

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
kay chay gay
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Mapudungun[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

kay (using Raguileo Alphabet)

  1. and

Quechua[edit]

Determiner[edit]

kay

  1. this

See also[edit]

Noun[edit]

kay

  1. being, essence

Declension[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

kay

  1. this

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

kay

  1. to be
    Maqtañam kani.
    I'm already an old person.
  2. to exist
  3. An auxiliary verb
    Chaypim puñuq kanki.
    You used to sleep there.

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Tagalog[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • cay (obsolete, Abecedario orthography)

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

kay

  1. Used to mark oblique cases of personal nouns
    Ang awiting ito ay para kay ama.
    This song is for Father.

Adjective[edit]

kay

  1. Kay husay niyang magpinta.
    S/he paints so well.

Turkish[edit]

Verb[edit]

kay

  1. second-person singular imperative of kaymak

Yapese[edit]

Verb[edit]

kay

  1. to eat

Yucatec Maya[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Mayan *kyar.

Noun[edit]

kay (plural kayoʼob)

  1. fish

References[edit]

  • Academia de la Lengua Maya de Yucatán, A. C., Diccionario maya popular: Maya-español, español-maya (in Spanish), 2003, →ISBN, page 91: “KAY
  • Barrera Vásquez, Alfredo et al., Diccionario maya Cordemex: Maya-español, español-maya (in Spanish), Mérida: Ediciones Cordemex, 1980, page 307: “KAY
  • Beltrán de Santa Rosa María, Pedro, Arte de el idioma maya reducido a succintas reglas, y semilexicon yucateco (in Spanish), Mexico: Por la Biuda de D. Joseph Bernardo de Hogal, 1746, page 178: “Pexe. Cay.”
  • Montgomery, John, Maya-English, English-Maya (Yucatec) Dictionary & Phrasebook, New York: Hippocrene Books, Inc., 2004, →ISBN, page 60: “kay
  • Pío Pérez, Juan, Diccionario de la lengua maya (in Spanish), Mérida de Yucatán: Imprenta literaria, de Juan F. Molina Solís, 1866–1877, page 45: “CAY, CAYIL: pez, pescado.”