Kalai, Kalaī: 2 definitions



Kalai means something in Marathi, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Kalia.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kalaī (कलई).—&c. See under kalhaī.

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kāḷāī (काळाई).—f (kālikā S) A name amongst the kāṃ- sāra- people and other vulgar for kāḷī or dēvī. 2 (Amongst agriculturists. From kāḷā Black, i. e. Black earth.) A term for the ground or soil. Ex. yandā kā0 nēṃ hātacēṃ sōḍalēṃ. 3 unc See kāḷavaṇḍī.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Kalaī (कलई):—(nf) whitewash; tin; tin plating; stone lime, coating; show; external grandeur; ~[gara] a tinman, tinner of pots and pans; ~[dāra] tin-plated; —[ughaḍanā/khulanā] to be exposed, to be unmasked.

2) Kalāī (कलाई) [Also spelled kalia]:—(nm) wrist; —[ghaḍī] a wrist watch.

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