ช้าง

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See also: ช่าง

Thai[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicช้าง
d͡ʑ ˆ ā ŋ
RomanizationPaibooncháang
Royal Institutechang
(standard) IPA(key)/t͡ɕʰaːŋ˦˥/

Etymology 1[edit]

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

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) Government-registered elephants
เชือก (chʉ̂ʉak) Domesticated elephants
ตัว (dtuua) Wild elephants
Synonyms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ช้าง (cháang) (abstract noun ความช้าง)

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

Classifier[edit]

ช้าง (cháang)

  1. Classifier for elephants registered by the government.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

ช้าง (cháang)

  1. (botany) foxtail orchid: the plant Rhynchostylis gigantea (Lindl.) Ridl. of the family Orchidaceae.
Synonyms[edit]