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Do You Want To Know Why K Stands For A 1000? This Is The Real Reason Why!!

By Andrew Alpin, 22 December 2017

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4The first step to using K for thousand

This could have been the first step to the practice of using the K as a thousand but there are many more interesting references to it in history.

The first step to using K for thousand

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5It relates to a verse in the bible

There is a reference to the K in the Bible Book of revelations 20:2- “And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a THOUSAND years.”… Although today’s standard text says a thousand years, the earlier ancient versions of the gospels contain either original Hebrew or Aramaic. The very first translation was in Greek. Thus the thousand years of today’s bible was actually a reference to an uncertain period of time in the ancient versions.

It relates to a verse in the bible

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6The K actually stood for the Greek word Kappa

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To be more precise, the K stands for the Greek letter “kappa”. This slowly began to be used as a phonetic sound and was later replaced more with the “C” .Ultimately the sound of CH together again began to be used as a K by the French.

The K actually stood for the Greek word Kappa

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