kai

kai

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English Online Dictionary. What means kai‎? What does kai mean?

Borrowed from Maori kai.

  • Rhymes: -aɪ

kai (uncountable)

  1. (New Zealand, informal) food
  • AKI, KIA, Kia, aik

From Mandarin 凱子凯子 (kǎizi).

kai

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese, slang, dated) foolish

kai

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese, slang, dated) idiot; fool

kai

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese, slang, dated) to be foolish; to act like an idiot
  • kai子 (kaai1 zi2)

From German Kai, from Dutch kaai, from French quai.

kai (genitive kai, partitive kaid)

  1. quay

Borrowed from Danish kaj, from Old French kay, cail (modern French quai), from Gaulish cagiíum (enclosure), from Proto-Celtic *kagyom (pen, enclosure) (compare Welsh cae (hedge)).

  • IPA(key): /kʰaiː/
  • Rhymes: -aiː

kai f (genitive singular kaiar, plural kaiir)

  1. (colloquial) quay
  • bryggja
  • atløgubryggja

Probably shortened from kaiketi.

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑi̯(ˣ)/, [ˈkɑ̝i̯(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -ɑi
  • Syllabification(key): kai

kai

  1. probably, I guess (that) (used to express a possibility or belief of what's going to happen)
    Synonyms: ehkä, kenties, luultavasti, otaksuttavasti, arvatenkin, varmaankin, mahdollisesti, kaiketi
  2. Used to indicate derision or disbelief.
  3. Used as a fortifier, or to confirm.
    Synonyms: toki, tottahan
  • kai”, in Kielitoimiston sanakirja [Dictionary of Contemporary Finnish]‎[1] (in Finnish) (online dictionary, continuously updated), Kotimaisten kielten keskuksen verkkojulkaisuja 35, Helsinki: Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus (Institute for the Languages of Finland), 2004–, retrieved 2023-07-02
  • Aki, aik.

From Portuguese cair. Cognate with Kabuverdianu kai.

kai

  1. to fall

From Proto-Afroasiatic [Term?]. Cognates include Mangas ka, Polci kii, Miship ɡɨ.

  • IPA(key): /kái/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [kéi]

kai

  1. you (2nd person singular subject pronoun)
  • mákà (2nd person singular indirect object enclitic pronoun)
  • (2nd person singular independent object pronoun)
  • -kà (2nd person singular possessive enclitic pronoun)

Cognate with Bole kóːʔiː, Galambu , Gera , Deno kàá, Mangas kaam, Goemai kāː, Polci gaam.

  • IPA(key): /kâi/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [kâi]

kâi m (plural kāwunā̀, possessed form kâin)

  1. head

From Proto-Polynesian *tai (compare with Maori tai), from Proto-Oceanic *tasik, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tasik (compare with Malay tasik).

  • IPA(key): /ˈkai̯/, [ˈkɐj], [ˈkɛj] (rapid speech)

kai

  1. sea
    i kaitowards the sea
    makaion the seaside, toward the sea, in the direction of the sea
    o kaiof the lowland, of the sea, seaward
    nā kānaka o kaishore dwellers
  2. salt water
  3. seaside, area near the sea, lowlands
  4. tide, current in the sea
  5. gravy, sauce, dressing, soup, broth
  • wai
  • moana

kai

  1. (stative) to be insipid, brackish, tasteless

kai

  1. my, how much!; how very! how terrific!
    kai ka nani!how beautiful!
    kai ke kolohe!oh, how mischievous!
  • kainō
  • keu
  • Pukui, Mary Kawena, Elbert, Samuel H. (1986) “kai”, in Hawaiian Dictionary, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press

kai

  1. Rōmaji transcription of かい

From Portuguese cair.

kai

  1. to fall

kai

  1. you, second-person singular pronoun
  • This term is used in both women's and men's speech.
  • kaiboho
  • Michael Dunn, Gender determined dialect variation, in The Expression of Gender (edited by Greville G. Corbett)
  • David Lee Fortune, Gramática Karajá: um Estudo Preliminar em Forma Transformacional

From Proto-Kuki-Chin *kay, from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *ngay. Cognates include Hakka 𠊎 (ngài) and Burmese ငါ (nga).

  • IPA(key): /kai̯˥/

kai

  1. I
  • R. Shafer (1944) “Khimi Grammar and Vocabulary”, in Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, volume 11, number 2, page 419
  • K. E. Herr (2011) The phonological interpretation of minor syllables, applied to Lemi Chin[2], Payap University, page 44

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *kai; compare Old Prussian kāi (when), Latvian kâ(i) (when), Old Church Slavonic цѣ (, and also, besides), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷoy; compare Ancient Greek ποῖ (poî, whereto). Perhaps ultimately the locative of Proto-Indo-European *kʷos, kʷis (question particle); see kas (what). Also, compare with tai (that).

  • (conjunction): IPA(key): /kɐɪˑ/
  • (particle): IPA(key): /kɐɪ/

kaĩ

  1. (in relative clauses) when, while, as

kai (unstressed)

  1. (in conjunction with interrogative words) some, a certain (suggesting the complement is a known entity, but withheld)
    kai kàs - (a certain) something
    Àš táu kai ką̃ turiù - I have something for you.
    kai kadà - sometimes, in some cases
  • tai
  • kas
  • kad
  • kaip
  • kada
  • kaž-, nors, bet

kai

  1. all

kai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of kāi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of kǎi.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of kài.
  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

From Proto-Polynesian *kai, from Proto-Oceanic *kani, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kaən (compare with Malay makan), from Proto-Austronesian *kaən (compare with Tagalog kain).

kai (passive form kainga)

  1. to eat (consume)

kai

  1. food
  • kaimoana
  • English: kai

kai

  1. Alternative form of keye (key)

From Old Frisian kēi. Cognates include West Frisian kaai.

kai m (plural kaier)

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) key

From Old French kay, cail (modern French quai), from Gaulish cagiíum (enclosure), from Proto-Celtic *kagyom (pen, enclosure) (compare Welsh cae (hedge)).

kai m or f (definite singular kaia or kaien, indefinite plural kaier, definite plural kaiene)

  1. quay, wharf, dock
  • ferjekai, fergekai
  • kaikant

From Old French kay, cail (modern French quai), from Gaulish cagiíum (enclosure), from Proto-Celtic *kagyom (pen, enclosure) (compare Welsh cae (hedge)).

kai f or m (definite singular kaia or kaien, indefinite plural kaier or kaiar, definite plural kaiene or kaiane)

  1. quay, wharf, dock
  • ferjekai
  • kaikant

From Portuguese cair and Spanish caer and Kabuverdianu kai.

kai

  1. to fall
  • kai abou

From Proto-Polynesian *kai, from Proto-Oceanic [Term?], from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kaən, from Proto-Austronesian *kaən.

kai

  1. to eat (consume)

kai

  1. food
  • pātia kai

kai

  1. not

From Proto-Uto-Aztecan *kapsi.

kai (plural kaakai)

  1. thigh
  • kairam

Cognate with Northern Tepehuan káídɨ, O'odham kai.

kai

  1. seed

kai

  1. preterite of kaayaꞌ
  • Willett, Elizabeth, et al. (2016) Diccionario tepehuano de Santa María Ocotán, Durango (Serie de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 48)‎[3], electronic edition, Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., page 100

kai

  1. Romanization of ᮊᮄ

Borrowed from Polynesian, from Proto-Polynesian *kai, from Proto-Oceanic *kani, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kaən, from Proto-Austronesian *kaən.

kai

  1. (transitive) to eat (consume)

kai

  1. food
  • kaikai
  • IPA(key): [ˈka.i]
  • Hyphenation: ka‧i

From Proto-Polynesian *kai. Cognates include Hawaiian ʻai and Samoan 'ai.

kai (plural kakai)

  1. (transitive) to eat
  2. (intransitive) to eat
  3. (fishing, intransitive) to bite

From Proto-Polynesian *kai. Cognates include Hawaiian ʻai and Samoan 'ai.

kai

  1. (cricket) run
  2. (cricket) goal, point
  3. (cricket) score

From Proto-Polynesian *kai. Cognates include Tobanga kai and Nukuoro gai.

kai

  1. Indicates disapproval and/or dissatisfaction.
  2. Indicates regret that something didn't happen.
  • (regret): kaina
  • R. Simona, editor (1986), Tokelau Dictionary[4], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 142

From Proto-Polynesian *kai, from Proto-Oceanic [Term?], from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kaən, from Proto-Austronesian *kaən.

  • IPA(key): /ka.i/

kai

  1. food

kai

  1. To eat
  • kai maʻamaʻa

kai

  1. ever
  • IPA(key): /kai̯˧/

kai

  1. (intransitive) to rise, ascend, go up
  • IPA(key): /kai̯˧˥/

kái

  1. askew
  2. low
  • IPA(key): /kai̯˧˩/

kài

  1. (transitive) pull, drag, draw
  • Lukram Himmat Singh (2013) A Descriptive Grammar of Zou, Canchipur: Manipur University, page 63

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