LetterK.svg
K U+004B, K
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER K
J
[U+004A]
Basic Latin L
[U+004C]
U+212A.svg
U+212A, K
KELVIN SIGN

[U+2129]
Letterlike Symbols
[U+212B]
U+FF2B, K
FULLWIDTH LATIN CAPITAL LETTER K

[U+FF2A]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF2C]

TranslingualEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From the Etruscan letter 𐌊 (k, ka), from the Ancient Greek letter Κ (K, kappa), derived from the Phoenician letter 𐤊(k, kap), from the Egyptian hieroglyph 𓂧.

LetterEdit

K (lower case k)

  1. The eleventh letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.

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SymbolEdit

K

  1. (chemistry) Symbol for potassium.
  2. Symbol for kelvin, the SI unit of thermodynamic temperature. Specifically (U+212A version)
  3. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for lysine.
  4. (geology) Symbol for hydraulic conductivity.
  5. Thousand.
    5k = 5,000
  6. (radio slang) over, waiting for reply

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Other representations of K:


EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /keɪ/, [kʰeɪ]
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  • Rhymes: -eɪ

LetterEdit

K (upper case, lower case k, plural Ks or K's)

  1. The eleventh letter of the English alphabet, called kay and written in the Latin script.
    • 1876, "C" in the Encyclopædia Britannica, 9th ed., Vol. IV, p. 616:
      The symbol K, however, was not entirely lost; it is found irregularly in inscriptions of all dates down to the times of the empire, and regularly as an initial abbreviation of Kalendæ, Karthago, Kæso (the proper name).
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NumberEdit

K (upper case, lower case k)

  1. The ordinal number eleventh, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called kay and written in the Latin script.

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

K (plural Ks)

  1. (law, informal) Abbreviation of contract.
  2. (education, US) Abbreviation of kindergarten.
    "K-8" is Kindergarten through eighth grade.
  3. (often computing) Abbreviation of kilo-, 1,024.
  4. (computing) A single character message used as an acknowledgement (ACK), meaning "previous message received and understood."
  5. (Morse code) Abbreviation of go ahead, over, an indication that a message is complete and a reply is awaited.
  6. (baseball) Abbreviation of strikeout.
  7. (card games, chess) Abbreviation of king.
  8. (biology) Abbreviation of carrying capacity.
  9. (slang) Short for OK.
  10. (knitting) Abbreviation of knit.
    • 1855, Godey's Magazine (volume 51, page 71)
      Knit 3, p 1, k 2, purl 1, k 2, m 1, k 2 together, k 1.
  11. (slang) Abbreviation of ketamine (a drug).
  12. (music) Abbreviation of Köchel number.
    Die Zauberflöte, K. 620
  13. (Britain, government) Abbreviation of Knighthood.
  14. (economics) Abbreviation of capital.
  15. (printing) Abbreviation of black.
TranslationsEdit
Usage notesEdit

On a baseball scorecard, a frontwards K signifies striking out while swinging the bat, while a backwards K signifies striking out while looking.

Derived termsEdit

AfarEdit

LetterEdit

K

  1. The seventh letter in the Afar alphabet.

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AzerbaijaniEdit

LetterEdit

K upper case (lower case k)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Azerbaijani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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BasqueEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

K (upper case, lower case k)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Basque alphabet, called ka and written in the Latin script.

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ChineseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

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VerbEdit

K

  1. Alternative form of (“to beat; to scold; to fight”).

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

K

  1. Short for 卡拉OK (kǎlā'ōukèi, “karaoke”).
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Initialism of (kuò), based on its pinyin.

PronunciationEdit

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VerbEdit

K

  1. (Internet slang) to repost

Etymology 4Edit

From English K, abbreviation of ketamine.

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

K

  1. (slang) ketamine
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 5Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “from English K?”)

PronunciationEdit


NumeralEdit

K

  1. thousand; kilo

Etymology 6Edit

Abbreviation of English kilobyte.

PronunciationEdit


ClassifierEdit

K

  1. (computing, informal) kilobyte

Etymology 7Edit

From English K, abbreviation of karat.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

K

  1. karat

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

K (capital, lowercase k)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Dutch alphabet.

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  • Previous letter: J
  • Next letter: L

EsperantoEdit

LetterEdit

K (upper case, lower case k)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called ko and written in the Latin script.

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ConjunctionEdit

K

  1. (text messaging) Abbreviation of kaj (and).

EstonianEdit

 
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LetterEdit

K (upper case, lower case k)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Estonian alphabet, called kaa and written in the Latin script.

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FinnishEdit

LetterEdit

K (upper case, lower case k)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Finnish alphabet, called koo and written in the Latin script.

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

K (upper case, lower case k)

  1. The eleventh letter of the German alphabet.

HungarianEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

Abbreviation of kelet (east).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

K

  1. E (east)
DeclensionEdit
Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative K
accusative K-et
dative K-nek
instrumental K-tel
causal-final K-ért
translative K-té
terminative K-ig
essive-formal K-ként
essive-modal
inessive K-ben
superessive K-en
adessive K-nél
illative K-be
sublative K-re
allative K-hez
elative K-ből
delative K-ről
ablative K-től
non-attributive
possessive - singular
K-é
non-attributive
possessive - plural
K-éi
Possessive forms of K
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. K-em
2nd person sing. K-ed
3rd person sing. K-e
K-je
1st person plural K-ünk
2nd person plural K-etek
3rd person plural K-ük
K-jük

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Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): [ ˈk]
  • (letter name): IPA(key): [ ˈkaː]

LetterEdit

K (upper case, lower case k)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.
DeclensionEdit
Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative K K-k
accusative K-t K-kat
dative K-nak K-knak
instrumental K-val K-kkal
causal-final K-ért K-kért
translative K-vá K-kká
terminative K-ig K-kig
essive-formal K-ként K-kként
essive-modal
inessive K-ban K-kban
superessive K-n K-kon
adessive K-nál K-knál
illative K-ba K-kba
sublative K-ra K-kra
allative K-hoz K-khoz
elative K-ból K-kból
delative K-ról K-król
ablative K-tól K-któl
non-attributive
possessive - singular
K-é K-ké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
K-éi K-kéi
Possessive forms of K
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. K-m K-im
2nd person sing. K-d K-id
3rd person sing. K-ja K-i
1st person plural K-nk K-ink
2nd person plural K-tok K-itok
3rd person plural K-juk K-ik

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IdoEdit

PronunciationEdit

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K (lower case k)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Ido alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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ItalianEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • (name of letter) IPA(key): /ˈkap.pa/
  • (phonetic realization) IPA(key): [k], [kʰ] (aspirated by some speakers to distinguish between c and k pronunciations)

LetterEdit

K m or f (invariable, lower case k)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Latin alphabet, called cappa or kappa in Italian.

Usage notesEdit

  • The letter K is not considered part of the Italian alphabet and is found only in loanwords.

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LatvianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. Mīlenbahs, which was accepted and began to be taught in schools in 1909. Prior to that, Latvian had been written in German Fraktur, and sporadically in Cyrillic.

PronunciationEdit

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K

K (upper case, lower case k)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Latvian alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.

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MalayEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • (Name of letter) IPA(key): [ke]
  • (Phoneme, Syllable initial) IPA(key): [k]
  • (Phoneme 1, Syllable final) IPA(key): [ʔ]
  • (Phoneme 2, Syllable final) IPA(key): [k̚]

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K

  1. The eleventh letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

K (upper case, lower case k)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

K (upper case, lower case k)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Romanian alphabet, called ca or capa and written in the Latin script.

Usage notesEdit

Used only in loanwords and some proper nouns.

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SaanichEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

K

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Saanich alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Skolt SamiEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

K (lower case k)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Skolt Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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SloveneEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

K (capital, lowercase k)

  1. The 12th letter of the Slovene alphabet. Preceded by J and followed by L.

SomaliEdit

PronunciationEdit

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K upper case (lower case k)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Somali alphabet, called kaaf and written in the Latin script.

Usage notesEdit

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Somali alphabet, which follows Arabic abjad order. It is preceded by Q and followed by L.

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SpanishEdit

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K (upper case, lower case k)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Spanish alphabet.

TurkishEdit

LetterEdit

K (upper case, lower case k)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called ke and written in the Latin script.

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VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Portuguese K or French K

LetterEdit

K (upper case, lower case k)

  1. The thirteenth letter of the Vietnamese alphabet, called ca and written in the Latin script.

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Etymology 2Edit

From English K, from Kelvin

NounEdit

K

  1. K (Kelvin)

Usage notesEdit

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

K

  1. cancer

ZuluEdit

LetterEdit

K (upper case, lower case k)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Zulu alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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