kereta api

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Etymology[edit]

From Malay kereta api, probably from calque of Chinese 火車火车 (huǒchē, “train”, literally “fire + car”). Reanalyzed as kereta (car; carriage) +‎ api (fire).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [kəˈrɛt̪a ˈapi]

Noun[edit]

kereta api

  1. train, a line of connected railway cars or carriages considered overall as a mode of transport.
    Synonyms: kereta, sepur

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  • KA (initialism)

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Malay[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

kereta (car; carriage) +‎ api (fire; electricity). Probably from calque of Chinese 火車火车 (huǒchē, “train”, literally “fire + car”). Reanalyzed as kereta (car; carriage) +‎ api (fire).

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Noun[edit]

kereta api (Jawi spelling کريتا اڤي‎, plural kereta-kereta api, informal 1st possessive kereta apiku, impolite 2nd possessive kereta apimu, 3rd possessive kereta apinya)

  1. train (line of connected cars or carriages)
    • 2009, Siti Zainon Ismail, Bait senandung malam — dari stesan ke stesen, page xi.
      Dengan tiket kereta api menuju ke destinasi pilihan. Berbekal buku untuk menambah ilmu, dengan sedikit barang-barang keperluan, kau memilih jahur kereta api ke selatan.
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