ขุน

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See also: ขน, ขึ้น, and ข้น

Thai[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicขุน
kʰ u n
RomanizationPaiboonkǔn
Royal Institutekhun
(standard) IPA(key)/kʰun˩˩˦/

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Chinese (MC kɨun). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨡᩩᩁ, Lao ຂຸນ (khun), ᦃᦳᧃ (ẋun), Shan ၶုၼ် (khǔn), Tai Nüa ᥑᥧᥢᥴ (xún), Ahom 𑜁𑜤𑜃𑜫 (khun). Compare Old Khmer ខុណ (khuṇa, a rank of the mandarinate), Modern Khmer ខុន (khon) and ឃុន (khun).

Noun[edit]

ขุน (kǔn)

  1. (archaic) chief, lord, master, leader; ruler, administrator, person in authority, person in charge; monarch, sovereign; also used as an honorific.
  2. (historical) the Thai noble rank above หมื่น (mʉ̀ʉn) and below หลวง (lǔuang); holder of this rank.
  3. (chess) king.

Adjective[edit]

ขุน (kǔn)

  1. chief; leading; principal; main; major.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

ขุน (kǔn) (abstract noun การขุน)

  1. (generally used of animals) to feed.
  2. (generally used of animals) to fatten.
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