ki

English

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Etymology 1

Borrowed from Hawaiian ki.

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Noun

ki (countable and uncountable, plural kis)

  1. Ti, a plant native to the Pacific islands and China, Cordyline fruticosa.

Etymology 2

From former romanizations of Mandarin Chinese ().

Noun

ki (uncountable)

  1. (philosophy)
    • 1983, George A. Kirby, Jujitsu: Basic Techniques of the Gentle Art (page 19)
      If you are calm and relaxed it will be easier for you to accept and use his ki, helping him to reach his goal. In other words, you will redirect his ki or enhance it with your own to bring your attacker down in the direction he was directing his ki.

Anagrams


Abenaki

Noun

ki

References

  • Joseph Laurent (1884) New Familiar Abenakis and English Dialogues, Quebec: Leger Brousseau

Aimele

Noun

ki

  1. bone

Further reading

  • R. D. Shaw, The Bosavi Language Family (1986), in Papers in New Guinea Linguistics (D. C. Laycock et al., eds.), number 24

Azerbaijani

Etymology

From Persian که(ke).

Pronunciation

Conjunction

ki

  1. that
    Mən bilirəm ki, bu düzdür.
    I know that this is right.
    O mənə demişdir ki, hər şey yaxşı olacaq. Amma olmadı.
    He told me that everything would be fine. But it wasn't.
  2. to, in order to, so that
    Mən oraya getmişdim ki, lazım olanları alım.
    I went there to buy whatever was needed.
    Onlar onu evə göndərdilər ki, heç kim onu görməsin.
    They sent him home so that nobody would see him.

Breton

Etymology

From Proto-Brythonic *ki, from Proto-Celtic *kū, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwṓ.

Noun

ki m (plural chas or kon)

  1. dog
    Ar c'hi zo o kousket amañ.
    The dog is sleeping here.

Derived terms

Mutation


Cornish

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Proto-Brythonic *ki, from Proto-Celtic *kū, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwṓ.

Pronunciation

Noun

ki m (plural keun)

  1. dog

Mutation

Derived terms


Dena'ina

Adverb

ki

  1. again, too, more
  2. furthermore, moreover

Fula

Suffix

ki

  1. Noun class indicator for nouns (singular) including trees and some objects such as knives

Usage notes

Article

ki

  1. (definite) the (when it follows the noun)
    Lekki kithe tree

Usage notes

Determiner

ki

  1. (used in indicating something)
    Ki lekkithis/that tree

Usage notes


Guinea-Bissau Creole

Pronoun

ki

  1. who

Haitian Creole

Etymology

From French qui.

Determiner

ki

  1. what

Pronoun

ki

  1. (relative) who, which

Usage notes


Hungarian

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Proto-Ugric.

Adverb

ki

  1. out
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Proto-Uralic *ke, the same root from which the Finnish ken and Ter Sami kie are derived.

Pronoun

ki

  1. (interrogative) who
  2. (relative, archaic or formal) who
    • 1916, Mihály Babits, Új könyvekre,[1] stanza 2:
      Gondoljatok arra, kit messze rejtek / rejt tőletek, ki ha kóstolja bortok / nem érzi már ízét sem; és ha szóltok / nem érti, s más összhang mit vágya kerget.
Declension
Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative ki kik
accusative kit kiket
dative kinek kiknek
instrumental kivel kikkel
causal-final kiért kikért
translative kivé kikké
terminative kiig kikig
essive-formal kiként kikként
essive-modal
inessive kiben kikben
superessive kin kiken
adessive kinél kiknél
illative kibe kikbe
sublative kire kikre
allative kihez kikhez
elative kiből kikből
delative kiről kikről
ablative kitől kiktől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
kié kiké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
kiéi kikéi
Possessive forms of ki
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. kim kijeim
2nd person sing. kid kijeid
3rd person sing. kije kijei
1st person plural kink kijeink
2nd person plural kitek kijeitek
3rd person plural kijük kijeik
Derived terms

Japanese

Romanization

ki

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Javanese

Etymology

Determiner

ki

  1. (colloquial) this, these

Kamassian

Etymology

From Proto-Uralic *kuŋe.

Noun

ki (transliteration needed)

  1. moon

Kristang

Etymology

From Portuguese que.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

ki

  1. (interrogative) what (what thing)
  2. (relative) that; which

Maori

Particle

ki

  1. to, toward.

Mauritian Creole

Etymology 1

From French qui.

Pronoun

ki

  1. (relative) who
  2. (relative) what
Derived terms

See also

Etymology 2

From French que.

Particle

ki

  1. than
  2. that

Old French

Pronoun

ki

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      ki trop i prent son tens i pert
      He who spends too much of his time on it suffers as a result

Papiamentu

Etymology

From Portuguese quê and Spanish qué.

Pronoun

ki

  1. what

Rapa Nui

Verb

ki

  1. say
  2. look

Rohingya

Etymology

From Bengali [Term?].

Pronoun

ki

  1. what

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *kъjь, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷos + relative particle *yos.

Pronoun

ki (Cyrillic spelling ки)

  1. (Kajkavian, relative) which, that, who

Synonyms


Slovene

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *kъjь, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷos + relative particle *yos.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

ki

  1. who, which, that (relative)

Declension

This pronoun needs an inflection-table template.


Swahili

Verb

ki

  1. it is

Tok Pisin

Etymology

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Noun

ki

  1. key

Tongan

Preposition

ki

  1. to (in the dative sense)

Turkish

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Persian که(ke).

Pronunciation

Conjunction

ki

  1. that

Etymology 2

Reduced form of iki.

Numeral

ki

  1. (cardinal) two (short form of iki)
    bir-ki-üç-dört
    one-two-three-four

Unami

Etymology

From Proto-Algonquian *ki·ra.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

ki

  1. you (second person singular)

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From French quille.

Noun

(classifier con) ki

  1. (bowling) a pin

Etymology 2

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Noun

(classifier con) ki

  1. (dated, colloquial, euphemistic) Template:synof (animal)
    ngu như kistupid like a dog