ky

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See also: -ký, .ky, KY, , kỳ, and Ky.

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English ky, from Old English (cows), plural of (cow). Cognate with West Frisian kij (cows), Dutch koeien (cows), German Kühe (cows), Danish køer (cows), Icelandic kýr (cows). More at cow.

Noun[edit]

ky

  1. (dialectal and Scotland) plural of cow

Abbreviation[edit]

ky or kyr

  1. (metrology) Symbol for the kiloyear (kiloyear), an SI unit of time equal to 103 years (years).

Anagrams[edit]


Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *k̂(e)i, *k̂(i)i̯o 'this'. Cognate to Ancient Greek (Lesb.) κῆνος (kênos, that), Latin cis (this side, this way), Old Norse hann (he), English he.

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

ky m

  1. this
    Ky është libri im.Ky libër është imi.
    This is my book. — This book is mine.

Declension[edit]


Cornish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ky m (plural keun)

  1. (Standard Cornish) dog

Mutation[edit]


Egyptian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kii

 m, f

  1. other, another

Usage notes[edit]

Though a noun in Egyptian, ky frequently describes another noun, standing before it in apposition, and it is therefore often best translated into English as a determiner.

ky is an old dual noun, but its ‘dual’ forms are used with singulars when in apposition.

Inflection[edit]

By the end of Old Egyptian, the feminine plural fell out of use and the masculine plural became a general plural.

When ky stands alone rather than in apposition, it has a different plural form, kt-ḫt
k
t
x
t
Y1A1Z3
or kt-ḫj
k
t
x
y
A1 B1
Z2
.

References[edit]

  • Allen, James (2010) Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, revised second edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 64
  • Gardiner, Alan (1957) Egyptian Grammar: Being an Introduction to the Study of Hieroglyphs, revised 3rd edition, Oxford: Griffith Institute, →ISBN, § 98, page 78

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ky

  1. Alternative form of Ky ((initialism of) kommandiittiyhtiö)