[ khah ]
/ xɑ /
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the seventh letter of the Arabic alphabet, representing a velar spirant consonant sound.
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Origin of khā
Words nearby khā
KGB, kgf, kg-m, KGPS, kh, khā, Khabarovsk, Khabur, Khachaturian, Khadafy, khaddar
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How to use khā in a sentence
Tell me rather, for the time presses when such issues hang on the lips of dying men, to what extent Kha-hia's legions stretch?Kai Lung's Golden Hours|Ernest Bramah
The letter h, with a dot, represents a strong guttural, resembling the Arabic Kha.
When the first syllable of a word has not the main stress-accent, it also takes a secondary one, as in d-kha-li-ai-nhi.
Now the word Kha denotes in ordinary language the elemental ether.
If the word Kha were not applied to qualify the sense of Ka we should conclude that ordinary pleasure is here called Brahman.