का

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Prakrit किअउं and Sanskrit कृतं (perfect participle neuter of कृ 'to do,')

Postposition[edit]

का () Urdu spelling: کا (+ masculine)

  1. of
  2. belonging to
    राम का भाई
    Rām kā bhāī
    "Ram's brother"
  3. concerning
  4. made of, consisting of

Usage notes[edit]

  • का is a possessive particle in Hindi to show relationships with people and things, and in many cases it can be translated as a Saxon genitive, as possession would be used in English. It is not used to show possession by people of objects, the ... के पास (... ke pās) construction is used for that. का is the postposition of the genitive case in Urdū and Hindī, and, as such, is also frequently used as an adjective termination, e.g. sone-kī ghaṛī, 'a gold watch'; kāṭh-kā ghoṛā, 'a wooden horse'
  • The oblique form के (ke) forms a large number of compound pospositions such as के साथ (with), के पीछे (behind), etc.

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