นครนายก

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Thai[edit]

the seal of the province depicting an elephant raising an ear of rice with its trunk

Etymology[edit]

From นคร (ná-kɔɔn, city) +‎ นา (naa, rice field) +‎ ยก (yók, to exempt; to cancel); literally "city of exempted rice fields"; after the fact that the rice fields in this city were exempted from taxes during the Ayutthaya period.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicนครนายก
n g r n ā y k
Phonemicนะ-คอน-นา-ยก
n a – g ɒ n – n ā – y k
RomanizationPaiboonná-kɔɔn-naa-yók
Royal Institutena-khon-na-yok
(standard) IPA(key)/na˦˥.kʰɔːn˧.naː˧.jok̚˦˥/

Proper noun[edit]

นครนายก (ná-kɔɔn-naa-yók)

  1. (จังหวัด~) Nakhon Nayok (a province of Thailand)
  2. (อำเภอเมือง~) Mueang Nakhon Nayok (a district of Nakhon Nayok Province)

References[edit]

  1. ^ หอมรดกไทย (1999) , “พัฒนาการทางประวัติศาสตร์”, in หอมรดกไทย[1] (in Thai), Bangkok: หอมรดกไทย, retrieved 2019-09-14