Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
U+30F6, ヶ
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL KE

[U+30F5]
Katakana
[U+30F7]

Japanese[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Etymology 1[edit]

An abbreviation for the kanji (ka), the counter for months, places or provisions.

Note that is a graphical abbreviation of the top of the character (, ), and is pronounced ka (or ga), not as ke.

Counter[edit]

(hiragana , rōmaji -ka)

  1. : Counter for months, places or provisions of Classical Chinese origin.
     (さん) (げつ)
    sankagetsu
    three months (in duration)
     (さん) (こく)
    sankakoku
    three countries
Alternative forms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Counter[edit]

(hiragana , rōmaji -ko)

  1. : General counter for inanimates.
     (さん)
    sanko
    three objects
Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Particle[edit]

(hiragana , rōmaji ga)

  1. An alternative spelling of an obsolete possessive marker . Found only in place names.
     (ふじ) (おか)
    Fujigaoka
    (a place name, literally "Hill of Wisteria")
Alternative forms[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Other abbreviations: ,