See also: क़
Devanagari k.svg
U+0915, क
DEVANAGARI LETTER KA

[U+0914]
Devanagari
[U+0916]

TranslingualEdit

 
Stroke order.

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

See alsoEdit


MarathiEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kə/
  • (file)

LetterEdit

(ka)

  1. The first consonant in Marathi.

NepaliEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

(ka)

  1. The first consonant in Nepali.

PaliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronounEdit

 m

  1. Devanagari script form of ka (who (m.))
    • c. 500 AD, Kaccāyana, Pālivyākaraṇaṃ [Pali Grammar]‎[1] (in Pali), page 2; republished as Satish Chandra Acharyya Vidyabhusana, editor, Kaccayana's Pali Grammar (edited in Devanagari character and translated into English), Calcutta, Bengal: Mahabodhi Society, 1901:
      अक्खर इच्‍चनेन क्वत्‍थो? अत्थो अक्खर-सञ्ञातो
      Akkhara iccanena kvattho? Attho akkhara-saññāto.
      What is the meaning of this, viz. a 'letter'? The meaning comes from being skilled in letters.

DeclensionEdit

PronounEdit

 n

  1. Devanagari script form of ka (what)

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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