к

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Character к
Unicode name CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER KA
Unicode block Cyrillic
Codepoint U+043A

Ossetian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

к ‎(k) ‎(upper case К)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Ossetian alphabet

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Russian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

к ‎(k) ‎(lower case, upper case К)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Russian Cyrillic alphabet. Its name is ка ‎(ka) and it has the sound of English k. It is preceded by Й ‎(J) and followed by Л ‎(L).
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Etymology 2[edit]

Preposition[edit]

к ‎(k) (+ dative case)

  1. to, toward
    к дому ‎(domu) — to the house
    к бра́ту‎ ― k brátu ― to (my) brother
    ко мне ‎(mne) — to me
  2. (time): by, for
    ко вторнику ‎(vtorniku) — by Tuesday, for Tuesday
Usage notes[edit]

ко ‎(ko) is used before words beginning with certain awkward consonant clusters such as мн- ‎(mn-), вс- ‎(vs-), вт- ‎(vt-), and сн- ‎(sn-).

Etymology 3[edit]

Abbreviation of кило- ‎(kilo-).

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

к ‎(k)

  1. k, kilo- (x 1000)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (uppercase): К

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

к (Latin spelling k)

  1. The 12th letter of the Serbo-Croatian Cyrillic alphabet, preceded by ј and followed by л.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kъ(n), from Proto-Indo-European *kom.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ка (See usage notes)

Preposition[edit]

к (Latin spelling k)

  1. to
  2. towards
Usage notes[edit]

Although both к and ка can be used synonymously, к must take the alternative form ка in the following environment:

  • before /к, г, х/:
    ка граду - to the city
    ка горе - towards above
    ка хладу - toward the shade