quay

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See also: quây, quấy, quầy, quẩy, quậy, and Quay

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The current spelling was adopted in the 1690s to emulate the spelling but not the pronunciation (at least originally) of the equivalent modern French quai. From Middle English kay, key, kaye, keye, from Old French kay, cail, from Gaulish *kagyum, cagiíun (enclosure), from Proto-Celtic *kagyom (pen, enclosure) (compare Welsh cae (hedge)), from Proto-Indo-European *kagʰyóm (enclosure). Doublet of hedge.

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quay (plural quays)

  1. (nautical) A stone or concrete structure on navigable water used for loading and unloading vessels; a wharf.

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quay (third-person singular simple present quays, present participle quaying, simple past and past participle quayed)

  1. To land or tie up at a quay or similar structure, especially used in the phrase "quay up".

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References[edit]

  • quay at OneLook Dictionary Search

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *kweː.

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quay (, , , 𢮿, 𢵴, 𨆠, 𨧰)

  1. to turn; to revolve; to swivel
  2. (transitive) to dial (a phone number)
    quay số 9-1-1
    to dial 9-1-1
  3. to whirl; to reverse; to turn back
  4. to spit roast
  5. to film

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