ขุน

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See also: ขน, ขึ้น, and ข้น

Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Old Khmer khuṇa (a noble rank); Modern Khmer ឃុន (khŭn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemic ขุน
kʰ u n
Paiboon kǔn
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /kʰun˩˩˦/

Adjective[edit]

ขุน (kǔn)

  1. great in importance, rank, size, or extent.
    • ขุนโจร
      kǔn joon
      Chief robber.
    • ขุนเขา
      kǔn kǎo
      Chief mountain.
    • ขุนน้ำ
      kǔn náam
      Main river.

Noun[edit]

ขุน (kǔn)

  1. chief; lord; master.
  2. (historical)
    1. the Thai noble rank above หมื่น (mʉ̀ʉn) and below หลวง (lǔuang).
    2. person holding such rank.
  3. (chess) king.

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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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