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Bau BidayuhEdit

NounEdit

kien

  1. fish (vertebrate animal)

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

kie +‎ -n

PronunciationEdit

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AdverbEdit

kien

  1. whither, to where (interrogative correlative of direction)

Usage notesEdit

Like other interrogative and relative correlatives, kien can be combined with ajn, the adverbial particle of generality. Kien ajn thus means "(to) wherever" or "whitherever".

Related termsEdit


JavaneseEdit

DeterminerEdit

kien

  1. (Cirebon) this, these

MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic كَانَ(kāna).

VerbEdit

kien (imperfect ikun)

  1. to be

Usage notesEdit

  • When used as an independent verb, the imperfect form of kien has the sense of the future: Inkun miljunarju. – “I will be a millionaire.” The present tense is expressed by the subject pronouns without a verb: Jien miljunarju. – “I am a millionaire.”
  • As a subordinate verb, the imperfect of kien is used in the normal fashion: Irrid inkun miljunarju. – “I want to be a millionaire.” The same is true of the perfect: Kont miljunarju. — “I was a millionaire.”

InflectionEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

kien

  1. Alternative form of kyne

VolapükEdit

NounEdit

kien (nominative plural kiens)

  1. knee

DeclensionEdit