Translingual

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cai

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2 & ISO 639-5 language code for Central American Indian languages.

Aromanian

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Etymology 1

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From Latin quālis, quālem. Compare Romanian care.

Determiner

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cai

  1. which

Pronoun

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cai

  1. which, that, who

Etymology 2

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Noun

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cai m pl

  1. plural of cal (horse)

Asturian

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Noun

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cai f (plural cais)

  1. street
    Les cais el pueblu entovía falta-yos asfaltu.
    The village streets still need asphalt.

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cai m (plural cais)

  1. quay, port

Balinese

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Romanization

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cai

  1. Romanization of ᬘᬿ

Galician

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Etymology

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From Old French kay, from Gaulish *kagyum, cagiíun (enclosure), from Proto-Celtic *kagyom (pen, enclosure).

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Noun

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cai m (plural cais)

  1. quay, pier, wharf, breakwater
    Synonym: peirao

References

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  • cai” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • cai” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.

Highland Popoluca

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Noun

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cai

  1. a dead person

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  • Elson, Benjamin F., Gutiérrez G., Donaciano (1999) Diccionario popoluca de la Sierra, Veracruz (Serie de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 41)‎[1] (in Spanish), Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., →ISBN, page 11

Leonese

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Etymology

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

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cai m

  1. street, road

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Macanese

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Etymology

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From Portuguese cai, third-person singular present conjugation of cair. Compare sai for a similar phenomenon.

Verb

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cai

  1. to fall
    cai madre(of the uterus) to prolapse (literally, “to fall womb”)
    cai na asnérato commit a faux-pas (literally, “to fall into trouble”)
    cai na putauto blunder (literally, “to fall into a clay dish”)
    Já cai de cadera
    He fell off the chair
    Já cai di cumprido na chám
    He fell and lay sprawled on the floor
    Cuidado, nom-mestê tropeçá! Vôs cai, nôs cai juntado co vôs.
    Be careful, don’t stumble! If you fall down, we will fall down with you.
  2. to get carried away
    cai pê-mámto lose one's temper; to become disoriented (literally, “to fall feet-hands”)
    cai sin sintidoto faint; to swoon (literally, “to fall without sense”)

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Manchu

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Romanization

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cai

  1. Romanization of ᠴᠠᡳ

Mandarin

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Romanization

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cai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of cāi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of cái.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of cǎi.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of cài.

Usage notes

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  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Ngazidja Comorian

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Etymology

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Likely from Persian چای (čây); see Swahili chai for more.

Noun

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cai class 9 (plural cai class 10)

  1. tea

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  • cai” in Outils & Ressources pour l'Exploitation de la Langue Comorienne, 2008.

Occitan

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkai/
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Noun

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cai m (plural cais)

  1. (nautical) dock, quay

Portuguese

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Pronunciation

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  • Hyphenation: cai
  • Rhymes: -aj

Verb

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cai

  1. inflection of cair:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Romanian

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Pronunciation

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Noun

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cai m pl

  1. plural of cal

Sundanese

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Romanization

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cai

  1. Romanization of ᮎᮄ

Tày

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Etymology 1

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Noun

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cai ()

  1. veranda opposite the entrance in Tày-styled stilt houses
    Synonyms: la̱ng cai, hống
    nẳng tẩư caito sit at the veranda
  2. yard
    Synonym: coo̱ng
    Cáy chin khẩu chang cai.
    Chickens eat rice at the yard.
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Etymology 2

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From Chinese (MC kea|keaj, “street”). Cognate with Bouyei gaail and Zhuang gai.

Noun

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cai

  1. streets (in general)
    oóc cai khảu bảnout of the streets into the village

Etymology 3

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From Chinese (gāi).

Verb

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cai

  1. to manage
    Synonym: cuổn
    cai bấu lồngcould not manage
    hết caito do management
  2. to domineer
    pây cai hâuto go domineering over other people
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References

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  • Lương Bèn (2011) Từ điển Tày-Việt [Tay-Vietnamese dictionary]‎[2][3] (in Vietnamese), Thái Nguyên: Nhà Xuất bản Đại học Thái Nguyên
  • Lục Văn Pảo, Hoàng Tuấn Nam (2003) Hoàng Triều Ân, editor, Từ điển chữ Nôm Tày [A Dictionary of (chữ) Nôm Tày]‎[4] (in Vietnamese), Hanoi: Nhà xuất bản Khoa học Xã hội
  • Léopold Michel Cadière (1910) Dictionnaire Tày-Annamite-Français [Tày-Vietnamese-French Dictionary]‎[5] (in French), Hanoi: Impressions d'Extrême-Orient

Venetian

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Noun

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cai

  1. plural of cao

Vietnamese

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Etymology 1

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Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Noun

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cai

  1. (military, historical) corporal
  2. overseer; foreman; supervisor
  3. (dialectal) Short for cai tổng (district chief).
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Etymology 2

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Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (SV: giới).

Verb

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cai

  1. to break (a habit); to grow out of (a habit); to give up
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White Hmong

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Noun

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cai

  1. law; rule; custom