See also: कई

Hindi

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Etymology

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Inherited from Sauraseni Prakrit, from Sanskrit कश्चित् (káścit). Likely also influenced by Sanskrit कोऽपि (kó’pi), from कः (kaḥ) + अपि (api). Cognate to Awadhi कोई (koī), Braj कोऊ (koū), Punjabi ਕੋਈ (koī), Gujarati કોઈ (koī), Marathi कुणी (kuṇī), Bengali কেউ (keu), Bhojpuri केऊ (kēū), Assamese কেও (keü), Sinhalese කොයි (koyi).

Pronunciation

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Determiner

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कोई (koī) (Urdu spelling کوئی)

  1. some
  2. certain

Pronoun

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कोई (koīm or f (Urdu spelling کوئی)

  1. any
  2. anybody
    क्या यहाँ कोई है?kyā yahā̃ koī hai?Is anyone here?
  3. someone, something

Declension

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Derived terms

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  • कुछ (kuch) (inanimate singular, animate/inanimate plural (some))
  • कई (kaī) (animate/inanimate plural (several))

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Nepali

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Pronunciation

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Pronoun

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कोई (koī)

  1. Pronunciation spelling of कोही (kohī).