See also: Kiwi

English edit

 
A brown kiwi (Apteryx australis).
 
Kiwi fruit.

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Maori kiwi.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkiːwi/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːwi

Noun edit

kiwi (countable and uncountable, plural kiwi or kiwis)

  1. A flightless bird of the genus Apteryx native to New Zealand.
  2. Alternative letter-case form of Kiwi (person from New Zealand).
  3. (informal) A New Zealand dollar.
  4. A kiwi fruit.
  5. (uncountable) A green-yellow colour, like that of kiwi fruit flesh (also called kiwi green).
    kiwi:  
  6. (military, slang) A member of the air force who does not fly.
    • 1953, Air Force: Official Service Journal of the U.S. Army Air Forces:
      And as its role grew in importance, ground commanders, or kiwis as they were called, made many mistakes in judgment []

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  • When used to describe people, Kiwi is usually capitalised.
  • The plural is usually kiwis; sometimes, kiwi is found as an (invariant) plural form.

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  • Catalan: kiwi
  • Dutch: kiwi
  • French: kiwi
  • German: Kiwi
  • Korean: 키위 (kiwi)
  • Polish: kiwi
  • Portuguese: quivi, quiuí, kiwi (unadapted)

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Borrowed from English kiwi.

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kiwi m (plural kiwis)

  1. kiwi (bird)
  2. kiwi (fruit)
    Synonym: actinídia

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From English kiwi, from Maori kiwi.

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: ki‧wi

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kiwi

  1. a kiwi fruit
  2. a kiwi; a flightless bird of the genus Apteryx

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kiwi n (indeclinable)

  1. kiwi, kiwi fruit

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From Maori kiwi. The fruit is named after the bird.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /kiːvi/, [ˈkʰiːvi]

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kiwi c (singular definite kiwien, plural indefinite kiwier)

  1. kiwi (bird)
  2. kiwi, kiwi fruit

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Actinidia deliciosa

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English kiwi.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈki.ʋi/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ki‧wi

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kiwi m (plural kiwi's, diminutive kiwietje n)

  1. kiwi (bird of the genus Apteryx)
  2. kiwi plant, Actinidia deliciosa syn. Actinidia chinensis var. hispida
  3. kiwi fruit, kiwi

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French Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fr
 
Des kiwis.

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kiwi m (plural kiwis)

  1. kiwi; kiwi fruit

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kiwi m (plural kiwis)

  1. kiwi fruit

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Wikipedia it

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kiwi m (invariable)

  1. kiwi fruit
  2. kiwi

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kiwi

  1. Rōmaji transcription of キウィ

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From Proto-Polynesian *kiu, from Proto-Oceanic *kiuk, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kiuk (cheep, peep), probably onomatopoeic for the bird's cry.

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kiwi

  1. kiwi (bird)

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kiwi m (definite singular kiwien, indefinite plural kiwier, definite plural kiwiene)

  1. kiwi fruit

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kiwi m (definite singular kiwien, indefinite plural kiwiar, definite plural kiwiane)

  1. kiwi fruit

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Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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kiwi (#1.1)
 
kiwi (#2.2)

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Borrowed from English kiwi.

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kiwi m animal (indeclinable)

  1. kiwi (any ratite of the order Apterygiformes)

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kiwi n (indeclinable)

  1. kiwi (any tree of the genus Actinidia)
  2. kiwi, kiwi fruit (fruit of the kiwi)

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  • kiwi in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • kiwi in Polish dictionaries at PWN
  • kiwi in PWN's encyclopedia

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kiwi m (plural kiwis)

  1. Alternative form of quivi

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Borrowed from French kiwi.

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kiwi f (plural kiwi)

  1. kiwi

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from English kiwi, from Maori kiwi.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkiwi/ [ˈki.wi]
  • Rhymes: -iwi
  • Syllabification: ki‧wi

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kiwi m (plural kiwis)

  1. kiwi (bird)
  2. kiwi (fruit)

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kiwi (n class, plural kiwi)

  1. kiwi fruit

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kiwi c

  1. a kiwi (fruit)
    Synonym: kiwifrukt

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Declension of kiwi 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kiwi kiwin kiwier kiwierna
Genitive kiwis kiwins kiwiers kiwiernas

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