คุณ

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Thai[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Pali guṇa (cord; fibre; quality) or from Sanskrit गुण (guṇa, quality, feature, attribute; merit, virtue; etc); probably via Old Khmer guṇa (attribute; excellence; interest; merit; property; quality; supernatural power; virtue). Cognate with Khmer គុណ (kun); Old Javanese guṇa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicคุณ
g u ɳ
Phonemicคุน
g u n
[bound form]
คุน-นะ-
g u n – n a –
RomanizationPaiboonkunkun-ná-
Royal Institutekhunkhun-na-
(standard) IPA(key)/kʰun˧//kʰun˧.na˦˥./
Audio

Noun[edit]

คุณ (kun)

  1. attribute; characteristic; property.
  2. benefit; interest; use.
  3. magic; black magic; black art; occult; supernatural power.
  4. excellence; goodness.
  5. (พระ~) favour; kindness.
  6. morality; virtue.
  7. a noble title given to an unmarried woman who has been granted the royal decoration of Chula Chom Klao from the fourth class to the second class.
  8. (colloquial) an honorific prefixed to a name, title, etc.

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Pronoun[edit]

คุณ (kun)

  1. (colloquial) a second or third person pronoun, used out of respect.