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The eleventh letter of the Latin alphabet, K comes from the Greek Κ or κ (Kappa) developed from the Semitic Kap, symbol for an open hand. The Semitic sound value /k/ was maintained in most Classic as well as Modern Languages, although Latin abandoned K almost completely, preferring C. Therefore, the Romance languages have K only in foreign words.

In the International phonetic alphabet, [k] is the symbol for the voiceless velar plosive

Kilo represents the letter K in the NATO phonetic alphabet.

Meanings for K

Two-letter combinations starting with K: