U+30F6, ヶ
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL KE

[U+30F5]
Katakana
[U+30F7]

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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
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CounterEdit

‎(hiragana , romaji -ko)

  1. : (the general counter for inanimates)
    3ヶ
    sanko
    three objects
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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)
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