quay

EnglishEdit

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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 *kagʰom ‎(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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VerbEdit

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 Bahnar wih ‎(to return), from Proto-Mon-Khmer *waj(-h) ‎(to turn; to wave)

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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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