Definition of Kadai
1. Noun. A family of Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in southeastern Asia.
Generic synonyms: Sino-tibetan, Sino-tibetan Language
Specialized synonyms: Kam-sui, Tai
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kadai
Kadai (current term)
Literary usage of Kadai
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy by Royal Irish Academy (1898)
"... v. to ascend, to climb up. kadai-tanure, v. to stand up, ... n. a gauntlet or arm-guard, kado (B), blood clots. kadro = kadai; ..."
2. Grammar of the Hausa Language by James Frederick Schön (1862)
"In the same way also is declined a peculiar form, ni kadai, I only, or, I alone; as, ni kadai, ka kadai, ke or ki kadai, si kadai, ita or ta kadai, mu kadai ..."
3. Prehistoric Settlement of the Pacific by Ward Hunt Goodenough (1996)
"We do know, however, that the Tai-Kadai family is widely distributed in this region, and evidently has a long history in situ. ..."
4. Yen for Development: Japanese Foreign Aid & the Politics of Burden-sharing by Shafiqul Islam (1991)
"... Nihon no kadai" (Japan's tasks at a time of transition), Nikon keizai shimbun, November 1,8, 15, 22, and 29, 1987. Also see "The Ideas and Structures of ..."
5. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1862)
"... the other of the larger size is called kadai-kanni, or quail's eye, ... Samai, Kadai •i, . . } i-kanni, J Tamil. ..."
6. A Manipuri Grammar, Vocabulary, and Phrase Book: To which are Added Some by Arthur John Primrose (1888)
"Kadai what? Relative pronouns are not used. A verbal participle with asi or adu is used in the place of relative pronouns, ..."