நிலை

TamilEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognates with Telugu నెలవు (nelavu). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /n̪il̪aɪ̯/, [n̪ɪl̪əɪ̯]
  • (file)

NounEdit

நிலை (nilai)

  1. condition, state, situation
  2. place, seat, location
  3. door frame
  4. pillar
  5. usage, custom
  6. family, tribe
  7. standing, staying
  8. firmness, fixedness, durability, permanence
  9. character, quality, nature, temper
  10. profession, vocation
  11. inheritance, hereditary right
  12. a unit of time
  13. station, stand, residence

ReferencesEdit

  • University of Madras (1924-1936) , “நிலை”, in Tamil Lexicon, Madras [Chennai]: Diocesan Press.