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See also: Kalaʻi and kālai

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HawaiianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Spoken form of the biblical Sarai (Sarai).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kaˈlaj/, [kəˈlɐj]
  • (rapid speech) IPA(key): [kəˈlɛj]

Proper nounEdit

Kalai

  1. A female given name.

ReferencesEdit

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, page 186
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Kalai ,which might also stand for Kalaʻi or Kālai ("carver"), occurs in 19th century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 16 women and 5 men.