ช้าง

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See also: ช่าง

Thai[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemic ช้าง
d͡ʑ ˆ ā ŋ
Paiboon cháang
(Bangkok) 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), 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.