klei

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See also: Klei and Kléi

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch klei, from Middle Dutch cleie, from Old Dutch *klei, from Proto-Germanic *klajjaz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gley- (to glue, stick together).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

klei (uncountable)

  1. clay

Derived terms[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch cleie, from Old Dutch *klei, from Proto-West Germanic *klaij, from Proto-Germanic *klajjaz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gley- (to glue, stick together). Compare German Klei, English clay.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /klɛi̯/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: klei
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯

Noun[edit]

klei f (uncountable)

  1. clay

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: klei
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: klei
  • Caribbean Javanese: klèi
  • Papiamentu: klei

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Anagrams[edit]


Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈklɛ.i/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛi
  • Syllabification: kle‧i

Verb[edit]

klei

  1. third-person singular present of kleić

Rade[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Chamic *talɛy, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *talih, from Proto-Austronesian *CaliS.

Noun[edit]

klei (classifier aruăt)

  1. string; rope; wire

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

klei

  1. (transitive) to dig

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

klei

  1. human sound
  2. language

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

klei

  1. incident; occurrence
    klei bruă anei
    this incident

References[edit]

  • James A. Tharp; Y-Bhăm Ƀuôn-yǎ (1980) A Rhade-English Dictionary with English-Rhade Finderlist (Pacific Linguistics. Series C-58)‎[1], Canberra: Pacific Linguistics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University, →ISBN, archived from the original on 1 November 2021, retrieved 22 December 2021, page 64