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U+0915, क
DEVANAGARI LETTER KA

[U+0914]
Devanagari
[U+0916]

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TranslingualEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

(ka)

  1. The Devanagari script’s unvoiced, unaspirated guttural consonant; k /k/

See alsoEdit

This letter creates several irregular ligatures.


HindiEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

(ka)

  1. The first consonant in Hindi.

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PaliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronounEdit

  1. Devanagari script form of ka

DeclensionEdit


SanskritEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *kás, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *kás, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷós. Cognate with Avestan 𐬐𐬀(ka), Ancient Greek ποῖος (poîos), Latin quis, Old English hwā (whence English who).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

()

  1. interrogative pronoun; who, what, which.
    सः कः?saḥ kaḥ?Who is he?
    एषः कः?eṣaḥ kaḥ?What is this?

Usage notesEdit

Sentences beginning with (ka) are often terminated with इति (iti).

NounEdit

(kam

  1. a name.
    1. name of (a) प्रजापति (prajāpati).
    2. name of ब्रह्मन् (brahman).
    3. name of दक्ष (dakṣa).
    4. name of विष्णु (viṣṇu).
    5. name of यम (yama).
    6. name of गरुड (garuḍa).
  2. the soul.
  3. a particular comet.
  4. the sun.
  5. fire.
  6. splendor, light.
  7. air
  8. a peacock.
  9. the body.
  10. time.
  11. wealth.
  12. sound.
  13. a king.
  14. Synonym of काम-ग्रन्थि (kāma-granthi)?

NounEdit

(kan

  1. happiness, joy, pleasure.
  2. water.
  3. the head.
  4. hair, a head of hair.

SuffixEdit

(ka)

  1. an adjective-forming तद्धित (taddhita) suffix, expressing diminution, deterioration, or similarity.

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