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Etymology edit

Inherited from Sanskrit काल (kāla, black, dark or dark-blue).

Pronunciation edit

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /kɑː.lɑː/, [käː.läː]
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Adjective edit

काला (kālā) (Urdu spelling کالا)

  1. (color) black
  2. dirty, grimy
  3. (sometimes offensive) black (having dark skin)
    Antonym: गोरा (gorā)
  4. great, terrible, fearful

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Noun edit

काला (kālām (Urdu spelling کالا)

  1. black color
  2. (colloquial) Indian cobra
  3. (colloquial, archaic) a sepoy

Declension edit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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Colors in Hindi · रंग (raṅg) (layout · text)
     सफ़ेद (safed), श्वेत (śvet)      धूसर (dhūsar), छाई (chāī)      काला (kālā), श्याम (śyām)
             लाल (lāl), सुर्ख़ (surx); गहरा लाल (gahrā lāl), क़िरमिज़ी (qirmizī)              नारंगी (nāraṅgī), माल्टा (mālṭā); भूरा (bhūrā)              पीला (pīlā); मलाई (malāī)
             नींबू (nīmbū), सुगा पंछी (sugā pañchī)              हरा (harā)             
             फ़िरोज़ी (firozī)              आसमानी (āsmānī)              नीला (nīlā), नील (nīl)
             जामुनी (jāmunī); नील (nīl)              रानी (rānī); बैंगनी (baiṅgnī), जामुनी (jāmunī)              गुलाबी (gulābī)

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Noun edit

काला (kālā)

  1. Devanagari script form of kālā, which is inflection of काल:
    1. ablative singular
    2. nominative/vocative plural (kāla, time)

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Etymology edit

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काला (kālā) stemf

  1. name of several plants (Indigofera tinctoria, Piper longum, Rubia cordifolia (syn. Rubia munjista), Nigella sativa var. sativa (syn. Nigella indica), Ipomoea atropurpurea (Argyreia spp.), Ruellia longifolia, Physalis flexuosa, Stereospermum chelonoides (syn. Bignonia suaveolens)

Declension edit

Feminine ā-stem declension of काला (kālā)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative काला
kālā
काले
kāle
कालाः
kālāḥ
Vocative काले
kāle
काले
kāle
कालाः
kālāḥ
Accusative कालाम्
kālām
काले
kāle
कालाः
kālāḥ
Instrumental कालया / काला¹
kālayā / kālā¹
कालाभ्याम्
kālābhyām
कालाभिः
kālābhiḥ
Dative कालायै
kālāyai
कालाभ्याम्
kālābhyām
कालाभ्यः
kālābhyaḥ
Ablative कालायाः / कालायै²
kālāyāḥ / kālāyai²
कालाभ्याम्
kālābhyām
कालाभ्यः
kālābhyaḥ
Genitive कालायाः / कालायै²
kālāyāḥ / kālāyai²
कालयोः
kālayoḥ
कालानाम्
kālānām
Locative कालायाम्
kālāyām
कालयोः
kālayoḥ
कालासु
kālāsu
Notes
  • ¹Vedic
  • ²Brāhmaṇas

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