ช้าง

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See also: ช่าง

Thai[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemic ช้าง
d͡ʑ ˆ ā ŋ
Paiboon cháang
(standard) IPA(key) /t͡ɕʰaːŋ˦˥/

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Tai *ɟaːŋᶜ (elephant), from Middle Chinese (MC zɨɐŋX, “elephant”). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨩ᩶ᩣ᩠ᨦ, Lao ຊ້າງ (sāng), ᦋᦱᧂᧉ (tsaang2), Tai Dam ꪋ꫁ꪱꪉ, Shan ၸၢင်ႉ (tsaang5), Tai Nüa ᥓᥣᥒᥳ (tsaang5), Saek ซาง, Ahom 𑜋𑜂𑜫 (chang).

Noun[edit]

ช้าง (cháang)

  1. elephant.
  2. (Thai chess) bishop.
Usage notes[edit]
  • Elephants are classified as follows:
Classifier For
โขลง (klǒong) Herds of elephants
ช้าง (cháang) Elephants registered by government
เชือก (chʉ̂ʉak) Domesticated elephants
ตัว (dtuua) Wild elephants
Synonyms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ช้าง (cháang) (abstract noun ความช้าง)

  1. (colloquial) great in importance, size, amount, number, degree, etc.

Classifier[edit]

ช้าง (cháang)

  1. Classifier for elephants registered by government.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

ช้าง (cháang)

  1. (botany) foxtail orchid, the plant Rhynchostylis gigantea (Lindl.) Ridl. of the family Orchidaceae.