Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A male given name of modern usage.
  • proper n. A female given name of modern usage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Food. E. E.

Etymologies

Taken into regular use in the 1990s, with earlier popularity peaks in Scandinavia and Germany. The medieval Danish Kaj is possibly of Roman origin, Latinized as Caius, like the rare medieval English male given name Kay. The German Kai may also derive from a West Frisian pet form of Gerard, Cornelius, Nicholas, or Kampe "warrior". In the U.S. Kai has also been explained as Hawaiian kai ("sea"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Kena Kai is a design-boutique that was born out of two distinct, yet connected desires.

    Innovative Gifts

  • Captain Kai would stick his finger into the bullet wound of another soldier and twist it around, repeatedly saying

    Heroes or Villains?

  • Kiser was captured and imprisoned by the Khmer Rouge at a Cambodian labor camp, where Captain Kai mercilessly tortured Kiser and his colleagues, Buchanan said.

    Heroes or Villains?

  • Captain Kai would stick his finger into the bullet wound of another soldier and twist it around, repeatedly saying "You want to kill me Yankee, don't you?" he said.

    Heroes or Villains?

  • As they walked, she called Kai back to tell him what Reggie had said about the three-hundred-foot wave that was heading their way and that he had sent a helicopter for them.

    Rogue Wave

  • On the other side, as Kai is about to attempt to use the key he found earlier, we find that he has a stalker too.

    Switch – OVA #1 « Undercover

  • Mairead (my character) got made Clan Chieftain of the MacEmilys, which should be fun, and Paul/Jander Kai is planning a proper IC Red Hand Clan area at Moot 2, which means we'll have somewhere cool to hang out and also somewhere to put props, hurrah!

    June 25th, 2006

  • For future reference, Kai is Maori, well done on that one bro, but wop-wops is very Australian.

    I Don't Know If It's Art, But I Know What I Like

  • It has been suggested that Yuan-Shi-Kai is in his degeneracy, that he is no good any longer, that he cannot control the situation.

    Empire Relations With China

  • Massaquoi, who goes by the nickname Kai, was a young boy when armed men stormed his family's home in Monrovia, the Liberian capital that in 1996 was ravaged by chaos and urban slaughter.

    Inside Bay Area Most Viewed

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