को

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को ()

  1. The Devanagari consonant k(a) with the matra diacritic ; for the vowel ō

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Sauraseni Prakrit [Term?], from Sanskrit [Term?]. Compare Braj कौ (kau).

Postposition[edit]

को (ko) (Urdu spelling کو)

  1. to
  2. up to
  3. for
  4. in, on
  5. at
  6. near, on the point of

Usage notes[edit]

को marks the dative and accusative. It can be used as a postfix similar to -wards (e.g. ऊपर को (ūpar ko, upwards); आगे को (āge ko, afterwards)).

Etymology 2[edit]

From Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀓𑁄 (ko), from Sanskrit (ka) (whence Standard Hindi किस (kis)).

Pronoun[edit]

को (ko)

  1. (Braj) who?
    Synonyms: कौन (kaun)

References[edit]

  • McGregor, Ronald Stuart (1993), “को”, in The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary, London: Oxford University Press
  • Platts, John T. (1884), “को”, in A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & co.
  • Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985), “”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press

Nepali[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

को (ko)

  1. who

Postposition[edit]

को (ko)

  1. genitival suffix