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U+1780, ក
KHMER LETTER KA
[unassigned: U+1774–U+177F]

[U+1773]
Khmer
[U+1781]

Khmer[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic and Phonemic
k
WT romanisation kɑɑ
(standard) IPA(key) /kɑː/

Etymology 1[edit]

Descended from Brahmi script 𑀓. Compare Balinese , Bengali , Buginese , Burmese က, Devanagari , Gujarati , Gurmukhi , Javanese , Kannada , Lao , Malayalam , Oriya , Sinhala , Sundanese , Tamil , Telugu , Thai , Tibetan .

Letter[edit]

ក, ្ក (kɑɑ)

  1. first letter of the Cambodian alphabet

Usage notes[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Mon-Khmer *kɔʔ ~ *kɔ(ɔ)k (neck). Cognate with Vietnamese cổ, Bahnar hơko, Mon ကံ.

Noun[edit]

(kɑɑ)

  1. (anatomy) neck
  2. collar
  3. connecting link
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Compare Thai ก่อ (gɔ̀ɔ).

Verb[edit]

(kɑɑ) (abstract noun ការក)

  1. to build; to construct; to create; to found
  2. to base on
  3. to commence; to start up
  4. to come into being

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

  1. Tai Tham script form of ka

Declension[edit]