ขึงขัง

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ขึง (kʉ̌ng, stern) +‎ ขัง (kǎng, to imprison; to confine; etc); the last syllable is probably just added without any meaning or it might just be a corruption of the first syllable.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicขึงขัง
kʰ ụ ŋ kʰ ạ ŋ
Phonemicขึง-ขัง
kʰ ụ ŋ – kʰ ạ ŋ
RomanizationPaiboonkʉ̌ng-kǎng
Royal Institutekhueng-khang
(standard) IPA(key)/kʰɯŋ˩˩˦.kʰaŋ˩˩˦/

Adjective[edit]

ขึงขัง (kʉ̌ng-kǎng) (abstract noun ความขึงขัง)

  1. (of character, manner, etc) solemn; serious; stern.