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U+30F6, ヶ
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL KE

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Katakana
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JapaneseEdit

 
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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 ka (or ga), not as ke.

CounterEdit

(hiragana , rōmaji -ka)

  1. : Counter for months, places or provisions of Classical Chinese origin.
     (さん) (げつ)
    sankagetsu
    three months (in duration)
     (さん) (こく)
    sankakoku
    three countries
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Derived termsEdit

CounterEdit

(hiragana , rōmaji -ko)

  1. : General counter for inanimates.
     (さん)
    sanko
    three objects
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Etymology 2Edit

ParticleEdit

(hiragana , rōmaji ga)

  1. An alternative spelling of an obsolete possessive marker . Found only in place names.
     (ふじ) (おか)
    Fujigaoka
    (a place name, literally "Hill of Wisteria")
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See alsoEdit

  • Other abbreviations: ,