กัน

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Thai[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicกัน
k ạ n
RomanizationPaiboongan
Royal Institutekan
(standard) IPA(key)/kan˧/(R)
Homophones

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Tai *kanᴬ (each other; together). Cognate with Lao ກັນ (kan), ᦂᧃ (k̇an), Shan ၵၼ် (kǎn), Ahom 𑜀𑜃𑜫 (kan).

Adverb[edit]

กัน (gan)

  1. together; jointly; altogether; each other.
Derived terms[edit]
Derived terms

Pronoun[edit]

กัน (gan)

  1. (slang, dated) a first person pronoun used when addressing a male friend.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Chinese (MC kɑn, “to shield; to protect”). Cognate with Lao ກັນ (kan), Tai Dam ꪀꪽ, Shan ၵၼ် (kǎn), Khmer កាល់ (kal).

Verb[edit]

กัน (gan) (abstract noun การกัน)

  1. to hinder; to prevent; to bar.
  2. to reserve.
  3. to set aside; to keep (out, away, etc).

Noun[edit]

กัน (gan)

  1. (archaic) a type of war elephants employed to surround and protect a military body.
  2. a type of barges in the royal barge procession, used to protect a royal barge on both sides.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Khmer កាល្ល៑ (kāll, to trim close to the root or flush with the ground). Cognate with Modern Khmer កាល់ (kal).

Verb[edit]

กัน (gan) (abstract noun การกัน)

  1. (of eyebrows, mustaches, hair, etc) to shape, especially by shaving or trimming.