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BulgarianEdit

NounEdit

коли (koli)

  1. plural indefinite of кола (kola)

RussianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

from Proto-Slavic *kolě

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

ко́ли (kóli)

  1. (obsolete) if (supposing that)
    • М. Ю. Лермонтов, Герой нашего времени 1839-1841
      ну, уж коли грех твой тебя попутал, нечего делать: своей судьбы не минуешь!
      nu, už koli grex tvoj tebja poputal, nečevo delatʹ: svojej sudʹby ne minuješʹ!
      well, if sins enticed you, there is nothing you can do: you cannot escape your fate!
  2. (obsolete) when
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

коли́ (kolí)

  1. second-person singular imperative imperfective of коло́ть (kolótʹ)

UkrainianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *kolě, cognate with Belarusian калі́ (kalí), Bulgarian коле (kole), Russian коли (koli) and Slovene koli.

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): [kɔˈlɪ]

AdverbEdit

коли́ (kolý)

  1. when
  2. as

ConjunctionEdit

коли́ (kolý)

  1. when

ReferencesEdit

  • Bilodid I. K., editor (1970–1980), “коли”, in Slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy, Kiev: Naukova Dumka
  • Melʹnyčuk O. S., editor (1982–2012), “коли”, in Etymolohičnyj slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy [Etymological Dictionary of the Ukrainian Language] (in Ukrainian), Kiev: Naukova Dumka