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К

К

К U+041A, К
CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER KA
Й
[U+0419]
Cyrillic Л
[U+041B]
See also: қ, к, Қ, ќ, Ќ, k, K, and к.

Translingual

Letter

К upper case (lower case к)

  1. A letter of several Cyrillic alphabets.

Russian

Etymology

Abbreviation of конь (konʹ).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [konʲ] (phonetic respelling: конь)

Noun

К (K) m anim (indeclinable)

  1. (chess) Kt (knight)

Serbo-Croatian

Alternative forms

  • K (Serbo-Croatian Latin/Roman alphabet)

Letter

К (upper case, lower case к)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Serbo-Croatian Cyrillic alphabet. It is preceded by the letter Ј (J) and is followed by the letter Л (L).

Tajik

Letter

К (K) (upper case, lower case к)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Tajik Cyrillic alphabet. It is preceded by the letter Й (Y) (Yi) and is followed by the letter Қ (Q) (Qe).

к

к

к U+043A, к
CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER KA
й
[U+0439]
Cyrillic л
[U+043B]
See also: қ, К, ќ, Ќ, and к.

Ossetian

Letter

к (k) (upper case К)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Ossetian alphabet

See also

  • (Cyrillic script letters) А (A) а (a), Ӕ (Æ) ӕ (æ), Б (B) б (b), В (V) в (v), Г (G) г (g), Гъ (Ǧ) гъ (ǧ), Д (D) д (d), Дж (Ǵ) дж (ǵ), Дз (Ʒ) дз (ʒ), Е (E) е (e), З (Z) з (z), И (I) и (i), Й (J) й (j), К (K) к (k), Къ (K’) къ (k’), Л (L) л (l), М (M) м (m), Н (N) н (n), О (O) о (o), П (P) п (p), Пъ (P’) пъ (p’), Р (R) р (r), С (S) с (s), Т (T) т (t), Тъ () тъ (t’), У (U) у (u), Ф (F) ф (f), Х (X) х (x), Хъ (Q) хъ (q), Ц (C) ц (c), Цъ (C’) цъ (c’), Ч () ч (), Чъ (Ḱ’) чъ (ḱ’), Ы (Y) ы (y)

Russian

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [k]

Letter

к (k) (lower case, upper case К)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Russian Cyrillic alphabet. Its name is ка (ka) and it has the sound of English k. It is preceded by Й (J) and followed by Л (L).
See also

Etymology 2

Preposition

к (k) (+ dative case)

  1. to, toward
    к дому (domu)to the house
    к бра́туk brátu ― to (my) brother
    ко мне (mne)to me
  2. (time): by, for
    ко вторнику (vtorniku)by Tuesday, for Tuesday
Usage notes

ко (ko) is used before words beginning with certain awkward consonant clusters such as мн- (mn-), вс- (vs-), вт- (vt-), and сн- (sn-).

Etymology 3

Abbreviation of кило- (kilo-).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [kʲɪlə]

Prefix

к (k)

  1. k, kilo- (x 1000)

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology 1

Alternative forms

  • (uppercase): К

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /k/

Letter

к (Latin spelling k)

  1. The 12th letter of the Serbo-Croatian Cyrillic alphabet, preceded by ј and followed by л.
See also

Etymology 2

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

Alternative forms

  • ка (See usage notes)

Preposition

к (Latin spelling k)

  1. to
  2. towards
Usage notes

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

  • before /к, г, х/:
    ка граду - to the city
    ка горе - towards above
    ка хладу - toward the shade