- n. 码头
- n. (Quay)人名；(英、德、葡、荷)夸伊
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1. quay <======> quai.
2. key => quay.
3. quay 是中古英语单词“key”的变体，这种变体是受法语单词“quai”的影响所致，“key”在中古英语中有“码头”之意，“key”在现代含义中还保留着类似的含义“暗礁；礁；低岛；珊瑚礁”，这其实是源于法语单词“cay”。
4. key, quai => quay.
5. quay: quai, key, cay.
- quay:  Quay is of Celtic origin. Its immediate source was Old French kai, but this was borrowed from Gaulish caio, which went back to an Old Celtic *kagio-. The spelling quay was introduced from modern French in the 17th century. The homophonic cay ‘small coral island’  comes from cayo, a Spanish borrowing from French quai.
- quay (n.)
- 1690s, variant of Middle English key, keye, caye "wharf" (c. 1300; mid-13c. in place names), from Old North French cai (Old French chai, 12c., Modern French quai) "sand bank," from Gaulish caium (5c.), from Old Celtic *kagio- "to encompass, enclose" (cognates: Welsh cae "fence, hedge," Cornish ke "hedge"), from PIE *kagh- "to catch, seize; wickerwork, fence" (see hedge (n.)). Spelling altered in English by influence of French quai.
- 1. Queensway Quay will incorporate shops, restaurants and other amenities.
- 2. Departure times are 08:15 from St Quay, and 18:15 from St Helier.
- 3. A crowd was waiting on the quay.
- 4. There are all kinds of ships in a quay.
- 5. They tied the ship to the quay with ropes.
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