Orignally an old neuter nominative singular form of kas (“who, what”) that acquired the function of a conjunction. Cognates include Old Prussian ka (“who, what”).
ka a spiritual part of the soul in Egyptian mythology, which survived after death 1983, Norman Mailer, Ancient Evenings Then, I wondered how long I must wait before seeing my Double, but if I recalled, the Ka was not supposed to appear before the seventy days of embalming were done.
ka (transitive) To serve, in the phrase "Ka me, ka thee". Walter Scott, Kenilworth 1821 Ka me, ka thee, is a proverb all over the world.
Adverb ka already
ka (using Raguileo Alphabet) another; not the same
ka exclamation suggesting a judgment on external events
ka kiloyear (also ky, kyr) a kiloyear ago
ka (+nominative) from, out, out of Jo, unë nuk jam ka Shqipëria. No, I am not from Albania. who, whom
(Latin’s names for the letters of its own alphabet): ā (A), bē (B), cē (C), dē (D), ē (E), ef (F), gē (G), hā (H), ī (I), kā (K), el (L), em (M), en (N), ō (O), pē (P), kū (Q), er (R), es (S), tē (T), ū (V), ix / īx / ex (X), ȳ (Y), zēta (Z)
ka that; used to link a subordinate clause to the main clause, sometimes with a pronominal antecedent (tas, tāds, tik, tādēļ, tāpēc), with various different functions: (a) subject: labi, ka darbs padarīts — (it is) good that the work is done viņam nepatika, ka tagad viņi ar Plienu bija palikuši tikai divi — he didn't like that now only he and Pliens had remained aplam darīts arī tas, ka divās dienās nopļāva visu Spilvas pļavu — wrongly done was also that (= the fact) that (he) mowed the entire Spilva meadow in two days tveice bija tāda, ka šķita - tīrums smaržo kā liela rudzu kalte — the heat was such that one felt (as if) the field smelled like a big rye drier (b) attributive complement, (secondary) predicate pienāca ziņa, ka tēvs saslimis — there is news that father is sick viņi nolaida karogus per zīmi, ka demonstrācija beigusies — they lowered the flags as a sign that the protest was over vēl vairāk sirdi nospeiž sāpes, / ka atkal apkārt tikai mežs — even more the heart is oppressed by the pain / that again (there is) only forest around ir tāds karstums, ka pat putniņi paslēpušies — (there) is such a heat that even the little birds are hiding (c) direct object viņš teica, ka varam iet — he said that we could go Ģirts redzēja, ka Artūrs nekā neapjēdz, ka labāk runāt par ko citu — Ģirts saw that Artūrs would never realize that it would be better to talk about something else Krančelis izrādīja visu savu nemieru ar to, ka nevarēja meiteni iepriecināt — Krančelis showed all his concern with that (= the fact) that he could not cheer up the girl kas gan var būt vēl skaistāks pasaulē par to, ka cilvēks palīdz cilvēkam un draugs - draugam! — what can be more beautiful in (this) world than that (= the fact) that a person helps a(notehr) person and a friend - (another) friend! (d) adverbial complement (manner) viņpus upes krastā Preimanis lādējās, ka visa pamale skanēja — on the shore, on the other side of the river, Preimanis cursed (in such a way) that the whole horizon resounded (with his curses) Saulītis krāca tā, ka ārā varēja dzirdēt — Saulītis snored so (= in such a way) that one could hear it outside (e) adverbial complement (cause) (often tāpēc ka, tādēļ ka, less frequently tamdēļ ka, tālab ka, “for the reason that”) viņai kļūst kauns par sevi, ka pat domās pieļāvusi salīdzinājumu — she felt ashamed of herself, that (= because) she had allowed herself (to make) this comparison even in thought publicisti uzbruka rakstniekiem, ka tie bez īstas kvēles un dedzības ķeras pagatavot lugas — the publishers attacked the writers that (= because) they tried to prepare (= write) plays without real fervor and zeal “bet varbūt tāpēc līst, ka man sāp zobs”, viņš iedomājās — “but maybe it is raining for that reason, that (= because) my tooth hurts,” he thought krievu valoda mums jāprot tādēļ, ka tā ir mūsu kaimiņu un draugu valoda — we must know Russian for that reason, that (= because) it is the language of our neighbors and friends Ješka nepaguva atbildēt, tāpēc ka papriekš gribēja iedzert — Ješka couldn't answer, because he first wanted to drink tu, tēvoc, daudz ko nedzirdi, tādēļ ka kurls esi palicis — you, uncle, haven't heard much, because you have become deaf (f) adverbial complement (consequence) (often tā kā “so that”) otrā rītā sāp mugura, ka tīri vai jāraud — the next morning (his) back was in pain, (so much) that (he) simply had to cry visi bija tik satraukti, ka nemanīja, vai viņš atsveicinās vai ne — everybody was so excited that (they) did not noticed whether or not he said goodbye Ainas acis vērāas tik mierīgas un vēas, ka viņš atmeta šādu domu — (but) Aina's eyes were so peaceful and cool (= calm) that he abandoned such thought(s) dejotāju kājas bija noru noblietējušas tā, ka zeme sāka skanēt — the dancers' feet had stomped the (forest) glade so (= in such a way) that the earth began to resound vējš gaudoja aizvien stiprāk, tā ka sāka jau drebēt majas jumts — the wind howled more and more strongly, so that the house roof began to shake vecais zvirbulis bija ļoti noskumis un kļuva pat neuzmanīgs, tā ka to gandrīz noķēra pelēkais Minka — the old sparrow had become very sad and even inattentive, so that the gray Minka (= cat) almost caught him (g) adverbial complement (purpose) pēc malkas ej, ka var kurināt tam akmenim virsū! — go find wood, (so) that we can burn it on (top of) that rock skrien kā traks, ka tikai izraut lielāku normu — I run (= work) like crazy, (so) that I may get a larger margin (= advantage) (h) adverbial complement (measure, proportion) tūlīt pēc kara pievairojis bija pelēču, ka mudž — immediately after the war the grays (= landowners) became many, (so much) that (they) were swarming viņa steidzās tik ļoti, ka neievēroja vaļējās klēts durvis un tajās sēdošo cilvēku — she hurried so much that (she) did not notice the open barn door and the person sitting in(side of) it vai tik daudz sāpju sevī pārvarēji, / ka tikai prieku spēsi citiem sniegt? — have you overcome so much pain in yourself / that you will be able to give only joy to others? (i) adverbial complement (condition) kas tas par draugu, ka nevar palīdzēt? — what kind of friend is he, that (= if) he can't help? kur gan esat, zilie ceriņi, ka nekur vairs nesatieku jūs? — where are you, blue lilac, that (= if) I don't find you anywhere?
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