Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 22:18
Character  ヶ 
Unicode name KATAKANA LETTER SMALL KE
Unicode block Katakana
Codepoint U+30F6

JapaneseEdit

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Etymology 1Edit

An abbreviation for the kanji (ka), the counter for months, places or provisions.

Note that is a graphical abbreviation of the top of the character (, ), and is pronounced カ (or ガ) (ka or ga), not as ケ (ke).

CounterEdit

(hiragana , romaji -ka)

  1. : (the counter for months, places or provisions of Classical Chinese origin)
    三ヶ月
    sankagetsu
    three months (in duration)
    三ヶ国
    sankakoku
    three countries
Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

ParticleEdit

(hiragana , romaji ga)

  1. An alternative spelling of an obsolete possessive marker . Found only in place names.
    藤ヶ丘
    Fujigaoka
    (a place name, literally hill of wisteria)
Alternative formsEdit

See alsoEdit