See also: cali, cāli, Ca Li, Ca-li, cālī, and cāļi

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkæli/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æli

Etymology 1Edit

Clipping of California. Compare Vietnamese Ca Li.

Proper nounEdit

Cali

  1. (slang) The state of California in the United States.
    • 2010, “Teenage Dream”, performed by Katy Perry:
      We drove to Cali / And got drunk on the beach
    • 2012, Kelli London, Cali Boys, Kensington Publishing Corp. (→ISBN), page 10:
      "Why do I have to live here?" she asked for the umpteenth time, seeing no reason for the twentyfive-hundred-mile move from New York to Cali.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Spanish Cali, from Calima.

Proper nounEdit

Cali

  1. A city in western Colombia, southwest of Bogotá.
    Synonym: Santiago de Cali
  2. A river in Colombia which flows by the city.
TranslationsEdit

Further readingEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Proper nounEdit

Cali

  1. Archaic form of Kali (Hindu goddess).

AnagramsEdit


SomaliEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic عَلِي(ʿalī).

Proper nounEdit

Cali

  1. A male given name: Ali.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Calima, a pre-Columbian culture, itself from a native (possibly Cariban) language.[1]

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Cali m

  1. Cali (a river in Colombia)

Proper nounEdit

Cali f

  1. Cali (a city in Colombia)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Adelaar, W. F. H., Muysken, P. C. (2004). The Languages of the Andes. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, p. 53

Further readingEdit


VietnameseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Cali

  1. Alternative spelling of Ca Li