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ㄎㄜ [ke1.Homophone
A Chinese Talking Syllabary of the Cantonese Dialect
VTo knock, bump: 破 knock to pieces;
著了 bump into (stone);
see [ke1tou2]↓;
煙灰 knock the ashes from a pipe.
AdjDescriptive of sound of hitting stone, drum beat: see 巴巴 [ke1ke1ba1ba1]↓.
Words1.巴巴 [ke1ke1ba1ba1], v.i. & adj., to stutter; v.i. & adj., 絆絆 [ke1ke1ban4ban4], adj., (of road) uneven, difficult to walk on. 
2.碰 [ke1peng4], n. & v.t., crack (in cups, etc.) caused by knocking; knock against. 
3.膝蓋(兒) [ke1xi1gai4] ([ke1xi1ga4er0]), n., kneecap. 
4.頭 [ke1tou2], v.i., to kowtow (interch. 叩頭 [kou4tou2]), i.e., knock head on the ground in kneeling position as a form of ceremonial greeting; v.i., to perform such ceremony to establish master-disciple relationship: 你給誰的頭 who is your master? or as sworn brother: 他們是過頭的; as a phrase, meaning “thanks”: 先給你頭了 first let me thank you; 頭,頭 thanks a lot! 頭蟲 (兒) (a) Melanotus legatus, an insect (=叩頭蟲); (b) a subservient fellow (ready to kowtow on every occasion). 
5.牙 [ke1ya2], v.i., to jabber, palaver, chat idly: 閒牙 or 打牙兒 indulge in gossiping at leisure; 別拿他打牙兒了 don't sit there prating and making fun of him (cf. 嗑 40A.30).