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ka \ka\ n. (Ancient Egyptian Religion) A spiritual aspect of the individual, living within the body during life, and surviving the body after death. It was believed to be one of two spirits inhabiting the body, the other being the ba, which deserts teh body at death.


Etymology 1 n. a spiritual part of the soul in Egyptian mythology, which survived after death Etymology 2

vb. (context transitive English) To serve or help; used only in the phrase ''"Ka me, ka thee"'' or variants thereof.


The cuneiform sign , for gate is the sumerogram-( logogram) used in the Amarna letters and the Epic of Gilgamesh; as just it means "gate" or "doorway", Akkadian language, "bābu"; as "Gate-Great", KÁ.GAL for City-Gate, it is from Akkadian "abullu", ("(city) gate"). Both uses are in the Epic of Gilgamesh. In the Epic, it is only used as the sumerogram, a total of 19 times, (7 times for 'abullu', city gate). In the Epic, all spellings for city gate use KÁ.GAL; for gate ('bābu') only one spelling uses the alphabetic letters for b-a-b-u; the rest use KÁ along with other added cuneiform signs (KÁ-x-x, or KÁ-x, etc.).

Ka (Cyrillic)

Ka (К к; italics: К к) is a letter of the Cyrillic script.

It commonly represents the voiceless velar plosive , like the pronunciation of in "king".

is a show by Cirque du Soleil at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. describes the story as "the coming of age of a young man and a young woman through their encounters with love, conflict and the duality of , the fire that can unite or separate, destroy or illuminate."

In its review, the Los Angeles Times stated it "may well be the most lavish production in the history of Western theater. It is surely the most technologically advanced." The New York Times highly praised all the technical aspects and costumes, but felt that it did not succeed in a particularly compelling story, rather it was "essentially about the kind of wild physical feats that all Cirque shows are about, their jaw-dropping effect multiplied by the huge dimensions of the theatrical space." The show has been seen by more than one million spectators since its opening in October 2004.

Ka (pharaoh)

Ka, also (alternatively) Sekhen, was a Predynastic pharaoh of Upper Egypt belonging to Dynasty 0. He probably reigned during the first half of the 32nd century BCE. The length of his reign is unknown.

Ka (kana)

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. Both represent . The shapes of these kana both originate from 加.

The character can be combined with a dakuten, to form が in hiragana, ガ in katakana, and ga in Hepburn romanization. The phonetic value of the modified character is in initial positions, and varying between and in the middle of words.

A handakuten (゜) does not occur with ka in normal Japanese text, but it may be used by linguists to indicate a nasal pronunciation .

か is the most commonly used interrogatory particle. It is also sometimes used to delimit choices.

が is used to denote the focus of attention in a sentence, especially to the grammatical subject.





Normal k-
(か行 ka-gyō)


, kah

かあ, かぁ

カア, カァ

Addition dakuten g-
(が行 ga-gyō)


, gah

があ, がぁ

ガア, ガァ

Ka (disambiguation)
Ka (Indic)

Ka is the first consonant of Indic abugidas. In modern Indic scripts, ka is derived from the Brahmi letter , which is probably derived from the Aramaic ("K").

Ka (Javanese)
For a more general overview encompassing other Indic scripts, see Ka (Indic)

is one of syllable in Javanese script that represent the sound /kɔ/, /ka/. It is transliterated to Latin as "ka", and sometimes in Indonesian orthography as "ko". It has two other forms (pasangan), which are and (if followed by and several other glyphs), but represented by a single Unicode code point, U+A98F.

Ka (Bengali)

The Bengali letter is derived from the Siddhaṃ , and is marked by a similar horizontal head line, but less geometric shape, than its Devanagari counterpart, क. The inherent vowel of Bengali consonant letters is /ɔ/, so the bare letter ক will sometimes be transliterated as "ko" instead of "ka". Adding okar, the "o" vowel mark, কো, gives a reading of /ko/.

Like all Indic consonants, ক can be modified by marks to indicate another (or no) vowel than its inherent "a".

Ka (rapper)

Kaseem Ryan (born August 11, 1972), better known by his stage name Ka, is an American rapper and producer from Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York City, New York.

He is a former member of the group Natural Elements. In 1998 he formed the group Nightbreed with his friend Kev. In 2008, he was re-introduced on Gza's album Pro Tools on the song "Firehouse" and in that same year he released his debut album Iron Works. In 2012, he released the follow-up Grief Pedigree on his label Iron Works. The album featured a guest appearance by Roc Marciano and was produced by Ka.

Ka (cuneiform)

The cuneiform ka sign is a common, multi-use sign, a syllabic for ka, and an alphabetic sign used for k, or a; it is common in both the Epic of Gilgamesh over hundreds of years, and the 1350 BC Amarna letters. Cuneiform "ka" is nearly identical to a similar 'mid-size' to larger cuneiform sign, ša (cuneiform); because both ka, and ša have two separate specific uses, once these usage sites are identified on a specific Amarna letter, for example, the difference between the two can be followed.

Cuneiform ka has a secondary use as the pronoun suffix, -yours. For Ayyab's letter, EA 364 (pictured), after addressing the Pharaoh, part of the Introduction, is to state "...Servant-yours, ...." Specifically, Ayyab is from one of the vassal states/ city-states/towns in Canaan, thus the relationship to the Pharaoh in the Amarna letters often state a relationship of being the Pharaoh's servant. This is dramatically juxtaposed against the Amarna letters from Tushratta of Mitanni, (letters EA 19, EA 23, EA 26, EA 28, EA 30-(only a passport-type, short letter), etc.), or from Babylon, or the King of Alashiya. The letter's from those kings have long lists, as part of the Introduction stating: May you (King, pharaoh) have peace (health), ... for, wives-yours, for sons-yours, for magnates-yours-(" sa- meš"), etc.

For cuneiform ša, its specific sub-usage (besides as a syllabic, or alphabetic), is as a segue form of a conjunction typically at the beginning of a statement, translated as: "which...", "what...", etc., with the rest of text to follow.

Usage examples of "ka".

Chinese ideographic code list, and codes bearing kata kana names, such as ta, ji, or hen, it relied in the main on four systems.

As Jacen sat at the table spooning his soup, trying to think of something amusing to say to Tenel Ka, or at least to continue the conversation with Lowie, he caught a glimpse of movement out of the corner of his eye-something slithering toward the table beside them.

In the hour or so since their capture, neither of the twins had heard any further sign of Lowie or Tenel Ka.

They did randori that was almost like a kata, or judo playlet, alternating throws.

No kata tataki out here, no tapping on the shoulder to tell you that you have been voluntarily laid off.

The Kata are formal exercises consisting of predefined sequences of moves.

Imperial enemy had killed them both, just as the pilot had tried to blast Lowbacca and Tenel Ka.

Force to help them scale the Great Temple with Tenel Ka, the twins found a Massassi tree with plenty of densely interwoven branches and hanging vines.

The blade picked up speed as the Amerind samurai launched himself into his kata.

Having never met the woman, Kas was interested, but she was also starting to wonder if she should bring up Ben.

Kasidy hurried outside, Kas pulling a shawl around herself as they stood on the back patio, overlooking a rolling field of brush and wild kava, pale and multishadowed in the soft glow of the moons.

Judith and Keiko were calling out, now, cries of shock and anger and fear, as Kas closed her eyes, praying with all her heart that they were being taken hostage.

They seemed to feel just as helpless, moving anxiously to hold her hand when they could, to get Opaka the few things she asked for, to tell Kas to breathe, breathe.

Except for the former kai, Kas seemed to be handling things better than any of them, her breathing measured and steady, her concentration intense.

The menu that morning included fried kas cakes, molo fruit, and half a protein bar each.