Meaning of K in English

K

the eleventh letter of the english alphabet, is nonvocal consonant. the form and sound of the letter k are from the latin, which used the letter but little except in the early period of the language. it came into the latin from the greek, which received it from a phoenician source, the ultimate origin probably being egyptian. etymologically k is most nearly related to c, g, h (which see).

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