Dhivehi edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Cognate to Sinhalese කාර (kāra, near, proximate)

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ka.i.ɾi/, [kä.i.ɾi~kæː.ɾi]
  • Hyphenation: ⁧ކަ‧އި‧ރި

Adverb edit

ކައިރި (kairi)

  1. near, close to

Adjective edit

ކައިރި (kairi) 

  1. near, proximate
    Synonym:ގާތް(gāt̊)

References edit

  • Hassan Ahmed Maniku (2000), “ކައިރި”, in A Concise Etymological Vocabulary of Dhivehi Language, Colombo: The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, page 94