รัก

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Mon-Khmer language; ultimately from Proto-Mon-Khmer *r[a]k (to love; beloved, dear). Cognate with Lao ຮັກ (hak), Northern Thai ᩁᩢ᩠ᨠ (hak) and Shan ႁၵ်ႉ (hak5, to love). Outside Tai-Kadai, cognate with Khmer រាក់ (reak, friendly, cordial, pleasant; intimate, affectionate), as in រាក់ទាក់ (reak-teak, friendly, warm, pleasant). The Proto-Mon-Khmer root possibly represents an allofam of the proto-root *mr[a]k, *rmr[a]k (compare Proto-Mon-Khmer *ma[a]k, *mak (to like, love)), whence Khmer ម្រក់ (mrɛ̀ek, girl's friend of same sex, man's friend's wife), and possibly Thai มลัก (má lák, to love, to like).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

รัก (rak)

  1. to love
    พวกเขารักกันมาก - They love each other so much.