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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch kiel, probably borrowed from Middle Low German [Term?], Middle English [Term?], or Middle French [Term?], ultimately from Old Norse kjǫlr, from Proto-Germanic *keluz.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kil/
  • Rhymes: -il
  • (file)

NounEdit

kiel m (plural kielen, diminutive kieltje n)

  1. bottom side of a ship: the keel

AnagramsEdit


EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ki- (interrogative and relative correlative prefix) + -el (correlative suffix of manner or degree).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

kiel

  1. how
    Kiel feliĉaj estas vi, Svedoj, ke vi ne konas la terurojn de la milito.
    How happy you are, Swedes, that you do not know the terror of war.
    Kiel mi renkontis vian patrinon.
    How I met your mother.

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ConjunctionEdit

kiel

  1. how (relative correlative of manner or degree)

PrepositionEdit

kiel

  1. as (in a "tiel... kiel..." phrase)
    Mi ne estas tiel alta kiel la plimulto de svedaj knabinoj, sed mi estas blonda kaj havas bluajn okulojn, kaj en miaj vejnoj certe fluas la sango de la Vikingoj — maltrankvila kaj vojaĝema mi estas.
    I am not as tall as the majority of Swedish girls, but I am blond and have blue eyes, and in my veins certainly flows the blood of the Vikings — I am restless and inclined to travel.
  2. like
    Ili aperis kiel arĝentaj piramidoj naĝantaj sur orumitaj nuboj.
    They appeared like silver pyramids swimming over gilded clouds.
    La viroj surhavas ĝenerale maldikan jakon sed, kiel la virinoj, ne uzas ŝuojn.
    The men generally wear a thin jackets but, like the women, do not wear shoes.

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Usage notesEdit

Like other interrogative and relative correlatives, kiel can be combined with ajn, the adverbial particle of generality. Kiel ajn thus means however.


MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic أَكَلَ(ʾakala). The expected basic form would be *ekel or *ikel. The initial vowel was deleted by analogy with the forms of the 1st and 2nd persons, where it had been lost by regular reduction of unstressed vowels. The remaining vowel was then lengthened by analogy with a hollow root. Lengthening also occurred in the imperative. Compare ħa (to take).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

kiel (imperfect jiekol, past participle mikul)

  1. to eat
    It-tifel qed jiekol issa.
    The boy is eating now.

ConjugationEdit

Positive forms
Negative forms (regularly derived, but peculiar)

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