# Contionary:chillīkka

## Contents

## Grayis

### Etymology

From *chil* ‘three’ and *līkka*, an obsolete word for ‘great’.

### Pronunciation

(*Grayis*) IPA: /ʧɪlˈli:k.ka/

### Number

**chillīkka**

- twenty-seven.
*Because Grayis uses a nonal (base-9) number system, this represents the numeric value of 27, but the semantic value of 30 (10×3). Instead of the expected***chillā*, this number hearkens back to an earlier form, reflecting the base-3 origins of the number system, deriving from an original ‘great three’.*