KWords beginning with K in French are all foreignisms or internationalist coinages.
k [abbr of kiuen ] "chapter [in a Chinese book]."
képi [ < Gm dialectal Käppi, dim of Gm Kappe, "cap"]. The cylindrical hat with visor worn by French officers and policemen. A slouch version was introduced into the American armies just before the Civil War.
km = kilometre.
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