U+1780, ក
KHMER LETTER KA
[unassigned: U+1774–U+177F]

[U+1773]
Khmer
[U+1781]

KhmerEdit

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic and Phonemic
k
WT romanisation kɑɑ
(standard) IPA(key) /kɑː/

Etymology 1Edit

Descended from Brahmi script 𑀓. Compare Balinese , Bengali , Buginese , Burmese က, Devanagari , Gujarati , Gurmukhi , Javanese , Kannada , Lao , Malayalam , Oriya , Sinhala , Sundanese , Tamil , Telugu , Thai , Tibetan .

LetterEdit

ក, ្ក (kɑɑ)

  1. first letter of the Cambodian alphabet
Usage notesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Mon-Khmer *kɔʔ ~ *kɔ(ɔ)k (neck). Cognate with Vietnamese cổ, Bahnar hơko, Mon ကံ.

NounEdit

(kɑɑ)

  1. (anatomy) neck
  2. collar
  3. connecting link
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Compare Thai ก่อ (gɔ̀ɔ).

VerbEdit

(kɑɑ) (abstract noun ការក)

  1. to build; to construct; to create; to found
  2. to base on
  3. to commence; to start up
  4. to come into being
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PaliEdit

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PronounEdit

(ka)

  1. Khmer script form of ka

DeclensionEdit