จำ

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Thai[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicจำ
t͡ɕ å
RomanizationPaiboonjam
Royal Institutecham
(standard) IPA(key)/t͡ɕam˧/
Homophonesจรรม

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Khmer cāṃ, cāṃm, cām, caṃ, cam (to remain, to stay; to bear in mind, to memorise, to recall, to remember; etc). Cognate with Modern Khmer ចាំ (cam); Lao ຈຳ (cham); Northern Thai ᨧᩴᩣ. Extended as Thai จำนำ (jam-nam), ประจำ (bprà-jam).

Verb[edit]

จำ (jam) (abstract noun การจำ or ความจำ)

  1. (archaic) to stay or remain; to cause to stay or remain.
  2. to keep; to hold; to confine; to detain; to imprison.
  3. to keep in mind; to bear in mind; to memorise; to remember; to recall.

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

จำ (jam)

  1. (somewhat elegant or archaic when used alone) to need, be needed, be required, or be forced (to do something).

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