ky

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See also: -ký, .ky, KY, , kỳ, and Ky.

English[edit]

Etymology 1[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.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ky

  1. (dialectal and Scotland) plural of cow
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

ky (uncountable)

  1. (Britain, naval slang) Alternative form of kye (cocoa)
    • 2005, Patrick Halliday, Survival (page 24)
      I put on a big fanny of Ky, that is a straight-sided pot of cocoa for them returning.

Etymology 3[edit]

Symbol[edit]

ky

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

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *ka-ei, based on a pronominal element *ka and a demonstrative (see ai).[1]

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]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “ky”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, page 208

Cornish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ky m (plural keun)

  1. (Standard Cornish) dog

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Egyptian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kii

 m or 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
.

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References[edit]

  • James P[eter] Allen (2010) Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, 2nd edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 64.
  • Gardiner, Alan (1957) Egyptian Grammar: Being an Introduction to the Study of Hieroglyphs, third edition, Oxford: Griffith Institute, →ISBN, § 98, page 78

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ky

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

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

ky

  1. Alternative form of kie