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as a symbol.

In Greek.—Κ=κάτθανε (on sepulchral inscriptions), Corinth, Crotona (on coins), Καῖσαρ, Κόϊντος, Καλανδῶν, καί (e. g. C. I. G. 111, 606, 1241, 1318, 2026, 2423). κ᾽=20; κ=20,000.

q=koppa, a letter in the primitive Hellenic alphabet, originally placed between π and ρ, and answering to the Latin q, both in form and signification. As a numeral, it designates 90. The same letter is very frequently found on the coins of Corinth and her western colonies, particularly Crotona and Syracuse, as a symbol for the city. A koppa was also branded on Corinthian horses, as a kind of guarantee trade-mark, Corinth being famous for its stud. Hence κοππατίας (sc. ἵππος) in Nub. 23, 437; Fragm. Anagyrus, 41; or κοππάφορος in Lucian, Adv. Indoctos. 5.

ΚΘ=καταχθονιοις θεοῖς (C. I. G. 1182, 5172= Karbel, Epigr. 418).

ΚΧ=? κοινοῖς χρήμασι (C. I. G. 5932).

In Latin.—K=Kaeso, Kalendae (very frequent before B.C. 180, thereafter generally displaced by KAL), kalendarium, candidatus, castellum, coniux, cardo, carissimus, casa.

K=castra (also K˙K).

K˙K=calumniae causae.

K˙L=caput legis.

K˙O=canophori Ostienses.

K˙Q=kalendae Quinctiles.

K˙S=carus suis.

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