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ka

, m. (in some cases - is without explicit gen-
der; v. infra
), 1. the letter or phoneme k; the ninth or
eleventh letter of the pa. alphabet according to the
schools of
Kacc and Mogg, respectively; for the con-
troversy over the number of phonemes of the pa., cf.

akkhara, q.v.; 2. the consonant (vyaṅjana) k; 3. the
guttural
(kaṇṭhaja) voiceless (aghosa) stop k; 4. the
sound
ka; — 1. a ... ~a ... aṁ iti akkharā honti,
Kacc-v ad Kacc 2; Mogg I 1; Sadd 604,19; ~o khe ca.
byañjanantassa dhātussa ~o hoti kha-paccaye pare:
titikkhati, bubhukkhati, Kacc 475 and Kacc-v ad loc.
≠ Sadd 827,21; kissa ~a ve ca. kiṁ ice etassa ~o hoti
va-ppaccaye pare: kva gato 'si devānaṁpiya-Tissa ?,
Kacc 227 and Kacc-v ad loc. ("the phoneme k is sub-
stituted for
[the stem] kiṁ [of 5ka] before va [of the
word
kva]" ≠ Sadd 675,18; — °-gâdesa, m. [ga +
ādesa], the substitution of the letters or phonemes k
and g; sacajānaṁ dhātūnaṁ antānaṁ cajānaṁ ~ā
honti yathāsaṅkhyaṁ ṇânubandhe paccaye pare: ...
oko ... cāgo, Kacc-v ad Kacc 642 = Sadd 864,27; —
°-tta, n., [abstr. from 1ka], the letter or phoneme k
(= 1ka; cf. ka-kāratta, q.v.); ke ~añ ca, Sadd 687,24
("and [the letterof the word saṁ] becomes k be-
fore
[the suffix] ka"); — 2. ṭhapetvā aṭṭha sare sesā
akkharā ... ~a ... aṁ iti byañjanā nāma honti, Kacc-v
ad Kacc 6; Sadd 605,31; — °âdi, mfn. [ka + ādi], be-
ginning with the letter or phoneme
k; ~ayo vyañ-
janā, Mogg I 6; — 3. aghosā nāma: ~a ... sa iti,
Kacc-v ad Kacc 9; Sadd 608,4; — 4. (used in "etymol-
ogy" of
kakaca, q.v.) ~a iti kacati pāṭayati kakaco,
Abh-ṭ 354,19 (ad Abh 528).