EnglishEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

Arabic قِلْي(qily). See alkali.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkæli/, /ˈkeɪli/
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NounEdit

kali (uncountable)

  1. The prickly glasswort (Kali turgidum, syn. of Salsola kali).
    • 1765, Temple H. Croker, Thomas Williams, Samuel Clarke, The Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences: Volume 2
      But the kali is principally regarded, on account of its yielding copiously, when burnt, the fixed alkaline salt called soda []
  2. Alkali, particularly soda ash or potash.

Etymology 2Edit

 
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Uncertain; see arnis#Name at Wikipedia for more.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kali (uncountable)

  1. Traditional Philippine stick fighting, a martial art.
    Synonyms: arnis, eskrima

Etymology 3Edit

Uncertain; possibly a reference to the appearance of soda ash produced by burning kali (Etymology 1).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kali (uncountable)

  1. A type of British crystalline sweet or candy, similar in appearance to sherbet but made with larger sugar crystals.
    • 1928, Kenrayne (pseudonym), “Toffees and Twists”, in The Homestead (South Africa)[1], page 27:
      [M]any women will be glad to know exactly how to start making sweets so that they will be saleable. [...] Lozenges, comfits, kali, bonbons, etc.
    • 2005, Christopher Upton, Living Back-to-back[2], page 152:
      The stock is supplied by Sela Traditional Sweet Co., based in Thynne Street, West Bromwich, which has been making a vast range of boiled sweets—sarsaparilla tablets, kali, clove balls, lime juice bricks, rosy apples and the rest—since 1882.
    • 2012 June 6, Nigel Slater (@NigelSlater), Twitter[3]:
      A positive shower of sherbets. Include fountains, lemons, dibdabs, flying saucers, even jars of Kali.

AnagramsEdit


AnguthimriEdit

NounEdit

kali

  1. (Mpakwithi) hole

ReferencesEdit

  • Terry Crowley, The Mpakwithi dialect of Anguthimri (1981), page 186

BetawiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Javanese ꦏꦭꦶ (kali), from Old Javanese kali, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kali. Compare to Malay gali ~ kali (to dug).

NounEdit

kali

  1. river

Bikol CentralEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kali, from Proto-Austronesian *kalih.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ka‧li
  • IPA(key): /kaˈli/

NounEdit

kalí

  1. canal; ditch; trench; gutter
    Synonym: saruro

Derived termsEdit


Central Huasteca NahuatlEdit

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

kali

  1. building, house.

Dupaningan AgtaEdit

NounEdit

kali

  1. kind of large bird

EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *kalja. Possibly a pre-Balto-Slavic Indo-European loan, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂al-ew-yo-.

NounEdit

kali (genitive kalja, partitive kalja)

  1. kvass

DeclensionEdit


FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Kali.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑli/, [ˈkɑli]
  • Rhymes: -ɑli
  • Syllabification(key): ka‧li

NounEdit

kali

  1. potassium
  2. potassium oxide

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of kali (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative kali kalit
genitive kalin kalien
partitive kalia kaleja
illative kaliin kaleihin
singular plural
nominative kali kalit
accusative nom. kali kalit
gen. kalin
genitive kalin kalien
partitive kalia kaleja
inessive kalissa kaleissa
elative kalista kaleista
illative kaliin kaleihin
adessive kalilla kaleilla
ablative kalilta kaleilta
allative kalille kaleille
essive kalina kaleina
translative kaliksi kaleiksi
instructive kalein
abessive kalitta kaleitta
comitative kaleineen
Possessive forms of kali (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person kalini kalimme
2nd person kalisi kalinne
3rd person kalinsa

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

NounEdit

kali m (plural kalis)

  1. kali (plant)

Further readingEdit


IlocanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kali, from Proto-Austronesian *kalih.

VerbEdit

kali (used in the form ikali)

  1. to dig (to move hard-packed earth out of the way)

IndonesianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Malay kali, from Sanskrit काल (kāla, time). Doublet of kala.

  • Indonesian perkalian (multiplication) was only coined after independence, being cited for example in Poerwadarminta (1976) of which the first edition appeared in 1953, though not yet in Zain (1957).
  • Clipping of barangkali and sekali

NounEdit

kali (first-person possessive kaliku, second-person possessive kalimu, third-person possessive kalinya)

  1. times
    Aku pergi ke sana dua kali sebulan.

PrepositionEdit

kali

  1. (mathematics) times
    Dua kali tiga sama dengan enam.Two times three equals six.

AdverbEdit

kali

  1. Alternative spelling of barangkali (perhaps, maybe, probably)
  2. (Medan, slang) very
    Synonyms: amat, banget, sangat, sungguh

Usage notesEdit

When multiplication is not commutative, dikali may be preferred. Otherwise, kali and dikali are interchangable.

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Javanese ꦏꦭꦶ (kali), from Old Javanese kali, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kali. Compare to Malay gali ~ kali (to dug).

NounEdit

kali (plural kali-kali, first-person possessive kaliku, second-person possessive kalimu, third-person possessive kalinya)

  1. river
    Synonym: sungai
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

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

NounEdit

kali

  1. catfish
    Synonym: lele

Etymology 4Edit

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

NounEdit

kali

  1. high official in South Sulawesi

Further readingEdit


JavaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

kali

  1. Romanization of ꦏꦭꦶ

LatvianEdit

VerbEdit

kali

  1. 2nd person singular past indicative form of kalt

MalayEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Malayic *kali, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kali, from Proto-Austronesian *kalih.

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

kali (used in the form mengali)

  1. Obsolete form of gali.
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

 
kali

From Javanese ꦏꦭꦶ (kali), from Old Javanese kali.

NounEdit

kali (Jawi spelling کالي‎, plural kali-kali, informal 1st possessive kaliku, 2nd possessive kalimu, 3rd possessive kalinya)

  1. river (large stream which drains a landmass)
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Sanskrit काल (kāla, time). Doublet of kala.

NounEdit

kali

  1. times

VerbEdit

kali

  1. to times, to multiply

Further readingEdit


Mauritian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Tamil கள்ளி (kaḷḷi).

NounEdit

kali

  1. cactus

NgiyambaaEdit

NounEdit

kali

  1. (Waangaybuwan) water
    • 2001, Mood and Modality, →ISBN:
      ɡaliː-ŋinda-ɡila ŋiyanu balu-y-aɡa
      water-CARIT-HYPOTH we+PL+NOM die-CM-IRR
      we'll probably die for lack of water

Alternative formsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Barry Alpher, Proto-Pama-Nyungan etyma, in Claire Bowern, Harold James Koch, Australian Languages: Classification and the Comparative Method (2004, →ISBN

Old JavaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kali. Compare to Malay gali ~ kali (to dug).

NounEdit

kali

  1. river
  2. deep watercourse
  3. river-bed
  4. channel

DescendantsEdit

  • Javanese: ꦏꦭꦶ (kali)
    • Betawi: kali
    • Indonesian: kali
    • Malay: kali
  • Balinese: ᬓᬮᬶ (kali)

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

kali

  1. third-person singular present of kalić

RomaniEdit

AdjectiveEdit

kali

  1. feminine singular of kalo

Serbo-CroatianEdit

VerbEdit

kali (Cyrillic spelling кали)

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

NounEdit

kali (Cyrillic spelling кали)

  1. nominative/vocative plural of kal

SundaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

kali

  1. Romanization of ᮊᮜᮤ

SwahiliEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

-kali (declinable)

  1. sharp
  2. fierce
  3. acidic
  4. harsh, cruel
  5. savage
  6. intense

InflectionEdit


TagalogEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ka‧li
  • IPA(key): /kaˈli/, [kɐˈli]
  • IPA(key): /kaˈliʔ/, [kɐˈliʔ]

NounEdit

kalí or kalî

  1. rest; quietude; repose; quietude (usually used in the negative)
Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

kalí

  1. (medicine, archaic) a boneache
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ka‧li
  • IPA(key): /kaˈliʔ/, [kɐˈliʔ]
  • IPA(key): /kaˈleʔ/, [kɐˈleʔ] (colloquial)

AdverbEdit

kalî

  1. (Bataan) I wonder (placed after interrogative pronouns)
    Synonym: kaya

Etymology 3Edit

Possibly a clipping of kalis.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ka‧li
  • IPA(key): /ˈkali/, [ˈka.lɪ]

NounEdit

kali

  1. kali (Philippine stick fighting)
    Synonyms: arnis, eskrima

Etymology 4Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ka‧li
  • IPA(key): /ˈkali/, [ˈka.lɪ]

NounEdit

kali

  1. (archaic) excavation
  2. (archaic) asking for the care of others
  3. canal

TausugEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kali.

VerbEdit

kali (used in the form magkali)

  1. to dig

VietnameseEdit

Chemical element
K
Previous: agon (Ar)
Next: canxi (Ca)

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from New Latin kalium, with the suffix -um removed as with most chemical elements.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kali

  1. potassium