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Devanagari k.svg
U+0915, क
DEVANAGARI LETTER KA

[U+0914]
Devanagari
[U+0916]

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order.

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

(ka)

  1. The Devanagari script’s unvoiced, unaspirated guttural consonant; k /k/

See also[edit]

This letter creates several irregular ligatures.

Syllable[edit]

(ka): //

  1. The Devanagari consonant k with its inherent vowel -a; an unwritten form of a

Hindi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

(ka)

  1. The first consonant in Hindi.

See also[edit]


Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vedic Sanskrit कः (kaḥ).

Pronoun[edit]

  1. (interrogative) who

Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *kas, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷos. Compare Avestan 𐬐𐬀 (ka), Ancient Greek ποῖος (poîos), Latin quis, Old English hwā.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

(ka)

  1. interrogative pronoun; who, what, which.
    सः कः?saḥ kaḥ?Who is he?
    एषः कः?eṣaḥ kaḥ?What is this?

Usage notes[edit]

Sentences beginning with (ka) are often terminated with इति (iti).

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

(kam

  1. a name.
    1. name of (a) प्रजापति (prajāpati).
    2. name of ब्रह्मन् (brahman).
    3. name of दक्ष (dakṣa).
    4. name of विष्णु (viṣṇu).
    5. name of यम (yama).
    6. name of गरुड (garuḍa).
  2. the soul.
  3. a particular comet.
  4. the sun.
  5. fire.
  6. splendor, light.
  7. air
  8. a peacock.
  9. the body.
  10. time.
  11. wealth.
  12. sound.
  13. a king.
  14. Synonym of काम-ग्रन्थि (kāma-granthi)?

Noun[edit]

(kan

  1. happiness, joy, pleasure.
  2. water.
  3. the head.
  4. hair, a head of hair.

Suffix[edit]

(ka)

  1. an adjective-forming तद्धित (taddhita) suffix, expressing diminution, deterioration, or similarity.

References[edit]

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams (1898) A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 240