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LATIN SMALL LETTER K
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Basic Latin l
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FULLWIDTH LATIN SMALL LETTER K

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Translingual[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Letter[edit]

k (upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Voiceless velar plosive):
    (file)

Symbol[edit]

k

  1. (IPA) voiceless velar plosive.
  2. (physics) Boltzmann's constant

Noun[edit]

k

  1. (numbers) Abbreviation of thousand. (1000) (taken from the SI-prefix k- for kilo- meaning 1000's multiplier)
    (finance) €500k = 500,000 Euros

Gallery[edit]

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Other representations of K:


English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K, plural k's)

  1. The eleventh letter of the English alphabet, called kay and written in the Latin script.
  2. The first letter of callsigns allocated to American broadcast television and radio stations west of the Mississippi river.
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Number[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The ordinal number eleventh, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called kay and written in the Latin script.

Etymology 2[edit]

From kilo-

Noun[edit]

k (plural ks or k's)

  1. (computing) A kilobyte (more formally KB or kB).
  2. (computing) A kilobit (more formally kb), especially in measuring Internet connection.
  3. (colloquial) kilometre or kilometres.
    We drove 15 ks before we realised Billy wasn't in the back seat.
  4. (colloquial) thousand or thousands.
    Just about 65 k of Jack's full salary comes from servicing the Baker account.
  5. The SI measurement value of 1,000
Derived terms[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

k

  1. See K
  2. (colloquial, text messaging, Internet slang) Abbreviation of okay. (Also spelled 'kay.)

Derived terms[edit]


Afar[edit]

Letter[edit]

k

  1. The seventh letter of the Afar alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Azeri[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /c/, /ç/, /k/

Letter[edit]

k lower case (upper case K)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Azeri alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of k – see K.
(This character, k, is a variant form of K.)

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kъ(n).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (before a vowel or a voiceless consonant) IPA(key): [k]
  • (before a voiced consonant) IPA(key): [ɡ]
  • (file)

Preposition[edit]

k

  1. to
  2. toward, towards

Synonyms[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Dutch alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: j
  • Next letter: l
  • 'k

Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called ko and written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

k

  1. Abbreviation of kaj.
    • 2003 January 13, Sebastian Hartwig, “Re: 'Ghisdate pri Esperanto' hodiau en la boksmala”, in soc.culture.esperanto, Usenet[1], retrieved 2017-05-17:
      SAS estas ja nur aerkompanio de tiuj tri landoj. (Ferooj k Gr(o)enlando apartenas al Danio, Islando havas propran kompanion Loftleidir (krom pli nova Viking Air).)

Synonyms[edit]

  • &
  • (text messaging) K

Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (upper case K)

  1. The thirteenth letter of the Faroese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Fula[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. A letter of the Fula alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

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Ido[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Ido alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Italian[edit]

Letter[edit]

k m, f (invariable)

  1. See under K

Latin[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

k

  1. Abbreviation of Kaeso.

Letter[edit]

k

  1. The letter of the Latin alphabet, written in the Latin script.

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “k”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • k in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

Latvian[edit]

Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia lv

Etymology[edit]

Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. Mīlenbahs, which was accepted and began to be taught in schools in 1909. Prior to that, Latvian had been written in German Fraktur, and sporadically in Cyrillic.

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Letter[edit]

K

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Latvian alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.

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Livonian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (upper case K)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Livonian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Lower Sorbian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ku (before ch, g, and k)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kъ(n).

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

k (with dative)

  1. to

Malay[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Norwegian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /kɔː/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /k/, /ç/

Letter[edit]

k

  1. The eleventh letter of the Norwegian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Pronoun[edit]

k

  1. (Internet, Brazil) Abbreviation of o que.
    k aconteceuwhat happened

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (lowercase, capital K)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Romanian alphabet, written in the Latin script. Mostly used in foreign words to represent the phoneme /k/. Preceded by j and followed by l.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See Translingual section.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (uppercase): K

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (Cyrillic spelling к)

  1. The 15th letter of the Serbo-Croatian Latin alphabet (gajica), preceded by j and followed by l.

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ka (see usage notes)

Preposition[edit]

k (Cyrillic spelling к)

  1. to
  2. towards
Usage notes[edit]

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

  • before /k, g, h/:
    ka gradu - to the city
    ka gore - towards above
    ka hladu - toward the shade
Synonyms[edit]
  • ka (see usage notes)

Skolt Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (upper case K)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Skolt Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Spanish alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Conjunction[edit]

k

  1. (slang) Abbreviation of que.

Pronoun[edit]

k

  1. (slang) Abbreviation of que.

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter name
Phoneme

Letter[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Swedish alphabet, called and written in the Latin script. Pronounced /k/ in front of a, o, u and å and /ɕ/ in front of e, i, y, ä and ö (some loan words might ignore this rule).

Turkish[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called ke and written in the Latin script.

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Turkmen[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (upper case K)

  1. The thirteenth letter of the Turkmen alphabet, called ka and written in the Latin script.

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Zulu[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Zulu alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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