Contionary:'ali

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Nepokian

Etymology

1. From Middle Nepokian 'aris, Old Nepokian xarkis, Proto-Nepokian xargis, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂urg-i- (“wheel”) , compare Hittite ḫūrkiš (wheel)

2. From Middle Nepokian 'aris, Old Nepokian xakris, Proto-Nepokian xakris, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂oḱris (“sharp edge, angle, corner”) , compare Sanskrit अश्रि (áśri), Old Greek ὄκρις (ókris)

3. From Middle Nepokian 'ari, Old Nepokian xarki, Proto-Nepokian xark, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂árk- (“hold?”) , compare Hittite ḫar(k)-, Latin arcēre

4. From Middle Nepokian 'ari, Old Nepokian xarki, Proto-Nepokian xark, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂erk- (“destroy?”) , compare Hittite ḫark-

5. From Middle Nepokian 'ari, Old Nepokian kari, Proto-Nepokian kari, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kʷari (“when”) , compare Hittite kwari (when), probably Lycian teri (when)

Pronunciation

IPA: /ˈʔali/

Noun

1. 'ali (animate)

  1. a wheel

2. 'ali (animate)

  1. a rectangle
  2. Savai'i (largest and highest island in Samoa)

Inflection


Verb

3. 'ali

  1. to hold

4. 'ali

  1. to destroy

Conjunction

5. 'ali

  1. when