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See also: quây, quấy, quầy, quẩy, quậy, and Quay

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French kay, cail (modern French quai), from Gaulish *kagyum, cagiíun (enclosure), from Proto-Celtic *kagyom (pen, enclosure) (compare Welsh cae (hedge)), from Proto-Indo-European *kagʰyóm (enclosure).

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quay (plural quays)

  1. (nautical) A stone or concrete structure on navigable water used for loading and unloading vessels; a wharf.

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quay (third-person singular simple present quays, present participle quaying, simple past and past participle quayed)

  1. To land or tie up at a quay or similar structure, especially used in the phrase "quay up".

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VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Vietic *kweː, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *waj(-h) (to turn; to wave), cognate with Bahnar wih (to return).

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quay (, , , 𢮿, 𢵴, 𨆠, 𨧰)

  1. to turn; to revolve; to swivel
  2. to whirl; to reverse; to turn back
  3. to spit roast

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