k

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Translingual

Letter

k (upper case K)

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

Pronunciation

  • (Voiceless velar plosive):

Symbol

k

  1. (IPA) voiceless velar plosive.
  2. (geology) the permeability of a material for fluids
  3. (physics) the spring constant of an elastic material
  4. (physics) Boltzmann's constant

Noun

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

See also

  • (IPA): g (voiced velar plosive)
  • (Latin script):  Aa  Bb  Cc  Dd  Ee  Ff  Gg  Hh  Ii  Jj  Kk  Ll  Mm  Nn  Oo  Pp  Qq  Rr  Sſs  Tt  Uu  Vv  Ww  Xx  Yy  Zz
  • (Variations of letter K):  Ḱḱ  Ǩǩ  Ķķ  Ḳḳ  Ḵḵ  Ƙƙ  Ⱪⱪ  ᶄᶄ  Ꝁꝁ  ᴋ  Kk

Other representations of K:

  • Uppercase: K
  • With cedilla: ķ
  • With hook: ƙ
  • With háček: ǩ
  • With acute: ḱ
  • With dot below: ḳ
  • With line below: ḵ
  • ĸ (kra)
  • Κ (kappa)
  • К (ka)

English

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /keɪ/

Letter

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.
See also
  • (Latin-script letters) letter; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Number

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

From kilo-

Noun

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
  • 56k
  • 401k/401(k)

Etymology 3

Clipping of OK.

Interjection

k

  1. (colloquial, text messaging, Internet slang) OK
    Synonym: 'kay

Usage notes

"k" usually implies apathy towards the statement it is responding to, in a less emphatic way than "K".

References

Derived terms

  • kk

Afar

Letter

k

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) A a, B b, T t, S s, E e, C c, K k, X x, I i, D d, Q q, R r, F f, G g, O o, L l, M m, N n, U u, W w, H h, Y y

Azerbaijani

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /c/, /ç/, /k/

Letter

k lower case (upper case K)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) hərf; A a, B b, C c, Ç ç, D d, E e, Ə ə, F f, G g, Ğ ğ, H h, X x, I ı, İ i, J j, K k, Q q, L l, M m, N n, O o, Ö ö, P p, R r, S s, Ş ş, T t, U u, Ü ü, V v, Y y, Z z

Basque

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ka/

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Basque alphabet, called ka and written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) A a, B b, C c (Ç ç), D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, Ñ ñ, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u (Ü ü), V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Chinese


Czech

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *kъ(n).

Pronunciation

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

Preposition

k

  1. to
  2. toward, towards

Synonyms

  • ke
  • ku

Further reading

  • k in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • k in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aː
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /kaː/

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

See also

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

Esperanto

Pronunciation

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) litero; A a, B b, C c, Ĉ ĉ, D d, E e, F f, G g, Ĝ ĝ, H h, Ĥ ĥ, I i, J j, Ĵ ĵ, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, R r, S s, Ŝ ŝ, T t, U u, Ŭ ŭ, V v, Z z

Conjunction

k

  1. Abbreviation of kaj (and).

Synonyms

  • &
  • (text messaging) K

Estonian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑː/

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Estonian alphabet, called kaa and written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) täht; A a, B b (C c), D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p (Q q), R r, S s, Š š, Z z, Ž ž, T t, U u, V v (W w), Õ õ, Ä ä, Ö ö, Ü ü (X x, Y y)

Faroese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kʰ/

Letter

k (upper case K)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) bókstavur; A a, Á á, B b, D d, Рð, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, Í í, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, Ó ó, P p, R r, S s, T t, U u, Ú ú, V v, Y y, Ý ý, Æ æ, Ø ø

Finnish

Pronunciation

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Finnish alphabet, called koo and written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) kirjain; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s (Š š), T t, U u, V v (W w), X x, Y y, Z z (Ž ž), Å å, Ä ä, Ö ö

Fula

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /k/

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

Usage notes

  • Common to all varieties of Fula (Fulfulde / Pulaar / Pular).

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) karfeeje; ', A a, B b, Mb mb, Ɓ ɓ, C c, D d, Nd nd, Ɗ ɗ, E e, F f, G g, Ng ng, Ɠ ɠ, H h, I i, J j, Nj nj, K k, L l, M m, N n, Ŋ ŋ, Ñ ñ, Ɲ ɲ, O o, P p, R r, S s, T t, U u, W w, Y y, Ƴ ƴ

Gothic

Romanization

k

  1. Romanization of 𐌺

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): [ ˈk]
  • (letter name): IPA(key): [ ˈkaː]

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.

Declension

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) betű; A a, Á á, B b, C c, Cs cs, D d, Dz dz, Dzs dzs, E e, É é, F f, G g, Gy gy, H h, I i, Í í, J j, K k, L l, Ly ly, M m, N n, Ny ny, O o, Ó ó, Ö ö, Ő ő, P p, R r, S s, Sz sz, T t, Ty ty, U u, Ú ú, Ü ü, Ű ű, V v, Z z, Zs zs. Only in the extended alphabet: Q q W w X x Y y. Commonly used: ch. Also defined: à ë. In surnames (selection): ä aa cz ds eé eö ew oe oó th ts ÿ.

Ido

Pronunciation

  • (context pronunciation) IPA(key): /k/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ke/

Letter

k (upper case K)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) litero; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Italian

Letter

k f (invariable)

  1. See under K

Latin

Letter

k

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

Proper noun

k

  1. Abbreviation of Kaeso.

Latvian

Etymology

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

  • IPA(key): [k]

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

See also

  • Letters of the Latvian alphabet:
    burti: Aa, Āā, Bb, Cc, Čč, Dd, Ee, Ēē, Ff, Gg, Ģģ, Hh, Ii, Īī, Jj, Kk, Ķķ, Ll, Ļļ, Mm, Nn, Ņņ, Oo, Pp, Rr, Ss, Šš, Tt, Uu, Ūū, Vv, Zz, Žž

Livonian

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /k/

Letter

k (upper case K)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) kēratēḑ; A a, Ā ā, Ä ä, Ǟ ǟ, B b, D d, Ḑ ḑ, E e, Ē ē, F f, G g, H h, I i, Ī ī, J j, K k, L l, Ļ ļ, M m, N n, Ņ ņ, O o, Ō ō, Ȯ ȯ, Ȱ ȱ, Õ õ, Ȭ ȭ, P p, R r, Ŗ ŗ, S s, Š š, T t, Ț ț, U u, Ū ū, V v, Z z, Ž ž

Lower Sorbian

Alternative forms

  • ku (before ch, g, and k)

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *kъ(n).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /k/

Preposition

k (with dative)

  1. to

Lushootseed

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /k/

Letter

k

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Lushootseed alphabet, pronounced as a voiceless velar stop.



Malay

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Maltese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /k/
  • IPA(key): /ɡ/ (per assimilation to a following voiced obstruent)

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) ittra; A a, B b, Ċ ċ, D d, E e, F f, Ġ ġ, G g, Għ għ, H h, Ħ ħ, I i, Ie ie, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Ż ż, Z z

Norwegian

Pronunciation

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

Letter

k

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

Usage notes

  • When written before j, k and j merge into voiceless palatal fricative, the ch sound in German ich.

Portuguese

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) letra; A a (Á á, À à,  â, àã), B b, C c (Ç ç), D d, E e (É é, Ê ê), F f, G g, H h, I i (Í í), J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o (Ó ó, Ô ô, Õ õ), P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u (Ú ú), V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z
  • kkk (Internet laugh)

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /k/

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Romanian alphabet, called ca or capa and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

Used only in loanwords and some proper nouns.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) A a, Ă ă,  â, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, Πî, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, Ș ș, T t, Ț ț, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology 1

See Translingual section.

Alternative forms

  • (uppercase): K

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /k/

Letter

k (Cyrillic spelling к)

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

Etymology 2

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

Alternative forms

  • ka (see usage notes)

Preposition

k (Cyrillic spelling к) (+ dative case)

  1. to
  2. towards
Usage notes

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

  • before /k, g, h/:
  • before consonant clusters with emphasis on /k, g, h/:
Synonyms
  • ka (see usage notes)

Skolt Sami

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /k/

Letter

k (upper case K)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) bukva; A a,  â, B b, C c, Č č, Ʒ ʒ, Ǯ ǯ, D d, Đ đ, E e, F f, G g, Ǧ ǧ, Ǥ ǥ, H h, I i, J j, K k, Ǩ ǩ, L l, M m, N n, Ŋ ŋ, O o, Õ õ, P p, R r, S s, Š š, T t, U u, V v, Z z, Ž ž, Å å, Ä ä, ʹ

Spanish

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /k/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ka/

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ke/

Conjunction

k

  1. (slang) Abbreviation of que.

Pronoun

k

  1. (slang) Abbreviation of que.

Swedish

Pronunciation

Letter name
  • IPA(key): /koː/
Phoneme
  • IPA(key): /k/, /ɕ/

Letter

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

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) harf; A a, B b, C c, Ç ç, D d, E e, F f, G g, Ğ ğ, H h, I ı, İ i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, Ö ö, P p, R r, S s, Ş ş, T t, U u, Ü ü, V v, Y y, Z z

Turkmen

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /k~q/

Letter

k (upper case K)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) harp; A a, B b, Ç ç, D d, E e, Ä ä, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, Ž ž, K k, L l, M m, N n, Ň ň, O o, Ö ö, P p, R r, S s, Ş ş, T t, U u, Ü ü, W w, Y y, Ý ý, Z z

Zulu

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

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