นัก

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See also: นก and นึก

Thai[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemic นัก
n ạ k
Paiboon nák
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /nak̚˦˥/
Homophones นัข
นัค

Etymology 1[edit]

From Pre-Angkorian Old Khmer `nak, `nakk, `anak or Angkorian Old Khmer `nak, `anak, `nakk, `nāk, `nāka, nāk, nākk, nakk (worthy: courtesy title for honorable men).

Noun[edit]

นัก (nák)

  1. (archaic) an honorific for a member of the Khmer royalty or nobility, either male or female.

Usage notes[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Khmer ʼnaka, ʼanaka, ʼnak, naka, nãka, nâka, naga (individual, one, person; inhabitant, native, resident; servant; worker; etc). Compare Modern Khmer អ្នក (’nâk), Khmer នាក់ (néak).

Noun[edit]

นัก (nák)

  1. used to prefix any word to form an agent noun.
Derived terms[edit]


Etymology 3[edit]

Uncertain. Compare Lao ນັກ (nak).

Adjective[edit]

นัก (nák) (abstract noun ความนัก)

  1. many; much.

Adverb[edit]

นัก (nák) (abstract noun ความนัก)

  1. much; quite; very.