(sometimes written khv before a following initial vowel, which is usually lengthened), an enclitic particle (extremely common, esp. in the prose of Vin, DN, MN, SN, and AN) which,

  1. emphasises the preceding word(s), but is often merely expletive; kho is used esp.

    1. after pronouns.
    2. after adverbs or other particles.
    3. in interrogative clauses.
    4. after negative particles.
  2. frequently marks a change of subject or a further stage in a narrative, esp. following atha.