EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PrefixEdit

ka-

  1. Alternative form of ker- added to expressive words to form adverbs and interjections. See ker-.

Derived termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


Bikol CentralEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare kaka and ka.

PrefixEdit

ka-

  1. Forms a noun that denotes partnership or companionship; co-
    ka- + ‎kawat (play) → ‎kakawat (playmate)
    ka- + ‎iwal (fight) → ‎kaiwal (enemy)

CebuanoEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Compare kaka and ka.

PrefixEdit

ka-

  1. Forms a noun that denotes partnership or companionship; co-
    ka- + ‎dula (play) → ‎kadula (playmate)
    ka- + ‎away (fight) → ‎kaaway (enemy)

Etymology 2Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PrefixEdit

ka-

  1. Added to an adjective, forms a noun that denotes a state of being; -ness
    ka- + ‎linaw (calm) → ‎kalinaw (calmness)
    ka- + ‎bugnaw (cold) → ‎kabugnaw (coldness)

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

ka-

  1. Rōmaji transcription of

KangeanEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

ka- (verb base)

  1. accidental aspect of the passive intransitive verb
    ka- + ‎gibe (bring) → ‎kagibe ((accidentally) taken along)

MinangkabauEdit

PrefixEdit

ka-

  1. Used to form ordinal numbers

MohawkEdit

PrefixEdit

ka-

  1. third person feminine/neuter agent pronominal prefix

Alternative formsEdit

- Initial consonant
Environment t/s/h/k n/r/w/’ a e/en o/on i y
Word-Initial ka- ka- w- w- i- ken- ka-

PrefixEdit

ka-

  1. noun prefix

ReferencesEdit

  • Gunther Michelson (1973) A thousand words of Mohawk, University of Ottawa Press, page 9
  • Nora Deering; Helga H. Delisle (1976) Mohawk: A teaching grammar (preliminary version), Quebec: Manitou College, pages 173

Northern NdebeleEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PrefixEdit

ka-

  1. he, she, it; class 1 subject concord; form of u- used when another prefix precedes.

Old High GermanEdit

PrefixEdit

ka-

  1. (Bavaria) Alternative form of gi-

PhuthiEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PrefixEdit

ka-

  1. -ly; forms adverbs of manner from adjectives and relatives.

Derived termsEdit


Southern NdebeleEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PrefixEdit

ka-

  1. he, she, it; class 1 subject concord; form of u- used when another prefix precedes.

SwahiliEdit

PrefixEdit

ka-

  1. The prefix for noun class 12, which does not exist in Standard Swahili, but may be used in colloquial or dialectal speech with a diminutive or depreciative meaning.

SwaziEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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PrefixEdit

ka-

  1. -ly; forms adverbs of manner from adjectives and relatives.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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PrefixEdit

ka-

  1. he, she, it; class 1 subject concord; form of u- used when another prefix precedes.

TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PrefixEdit

ka-

  1. implies companionship or partnership when prefixed to a root
    ka- + ‎sama (to accompany) → ‎kasama (partner)
    ka- + ‎opisina (office) → ‎kaopisina (coworker)
  2. implies similarity or interaction when prefixed to a root noun
    ka- + ‎mukha (face) → ‎kamukha (someone/something similar; look-alike)
    ka- + ‎away (fight) → ‎kaaway (enemy)
  3. implies repeated action when prefixed to a root that repeats the first syllable
    ka- + ‎sigaw (shout) → ‎kasisigaw (repeatedly shouting)
    ka- + ‎isip (mind, thought) → ‎kaiisip (thinking a lot)
  4. implies causing or producing something in an extreme degree when prefixed to a root that repeats the first two syllables
    ka- + ‎galang (respect) → ‎kagalang-galang (inspiring great respect)
    ka- + ‎paniwala (belief) → ‎kapani-paniwala (very plausible)
  5. implies recent action when prefixed to a root that repeats the first syllable and followed by lang or lamang
    ka- + ‎punta (going) → ‎kapupunta (recently went)
    ka- + ‎luto (cooking, cuisine) → ‎kaluluto (recently cooked)

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit


XhosaEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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PrefixEdit

ka-

  1. -ly; forms adverbs of manner from adjectives and relatives.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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PrefixEdit

ka-

  1. he, she, it; class 1 subject concord; form of u- used when another prefix precedes.

ZuluEdit

Etymology 1Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PrefixEdit

ka-

  1. -ly; forms adverbs of manner from adjectives and relatives.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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PrefixEdit

ká-

  1. he, she, it; class 1 subject concord; form of u- used when another prefix precedes.

Etymology 3Edit

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PrefixEdit

ka-

  1. Alternative form of ma- (hortative)

ReferencesEdit