ka-

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ka-

  1. Alternative form of ker- added to expressive words to form adverbs and interjections. See ker-.

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Prefix[edit]

ka-

  1. Forms a noun that denotes partnership or companionship; co-
    ka- + ‎dula (play) → ‎kadula (playmate)
    ka- + ‎away (fight) → ‎kaaway (enemy)

Etymology 2[edit]

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Prefix[edit]

ka-

  1. Added to an adjective, forms a noun that denotes a state of being; -ness
    ka- + ‎linaw (calm) → ‎kalinaw (calmness)
    ka- + ‎bugnaw (cold) → ‎kabugnaw (coldness)

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ka-

  1. Rōmaji transcription of

Minangkabau[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ka-

  1. Used to form ordinal numbers

Northern Ndebele[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Prefix[edit]

ka-

  1. he, she, it; class 1 subject concord; form of u- used when another prefix precedes.

Old High German[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ka-

  1. (Bavarian) used to make the past participle

Rapa Nui[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ka-

  1. used to make the counting form of a number

Usage notes[edit]

For example, if one wants to speak about five canoes, the "normal" (adjectival) form of the cardinal number is used: rima vaka. If one is counting the canoes (one, two, three...), once five is reached the counting form is used: karima.


Southern Ndebele[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Prefix[edit]

ka-

  1. he, she, it; class 1 subject concord; form of u- used when another prefix precedes.

Swahili[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ka-

  1. The prefix for noun class 12, which does not exist in Standard Swahili, but may be used in colloquial or dialectal speech with a diminutive or depreciative meaning.

Swazi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Prefix[edit]

ka-

  1. he, she, it; class 1 subject concord; form of u- used when another prefix precedes.

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Prefix[edit]

ka-

  1. implies companionship or partnership when prefixed to a root
    ka- + ‎sama (to accompany) → ‎kasama (partner)
  2. implies similarity or interaction when prefixed to a root noun
    ka- + ‎mukha (face) → ‎kamukha (someone/something similar; look-alike)
    ka- + ‎away (fight) → ‎kaaway (enemy)

Etymology 2[edit]

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Prefix[edit]

ka-

  1. implies repeated action when prefixed to a verb root that repeats the first syllable
  2. implies recent action when prefixed to a verb root that repeats the first syllable and followed by lang or lamang

Xhosa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Prefix[edit]

ka-

  1. he, she, it; class 1 subject concord; form of u- used when another prefix precedes.

Zulu[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Prefix[edit]

ka-

  1. -ly; forms adverbs of manner from adjectives and relatives.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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Prefix[edit]

ka-

  1. he, she, it; class 1 subject concord; form of u- used when another prefix precedes.

Etymology 3[edit]

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Prefix[edit]

ka-

  1. Alternative form of ma- (hortative)

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