นาฬิกา

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of uncertain origin. Possibly from Sanskrit नाडीका(nāḍīkā, windpipe), नालिका(nālikā, period of 24 minutes), or Pali nāḷikā(stalk, shaft; tube, pipe). Compare with Khmer នាឡិកា(néalĕka); Lao ນາລິກາ(nā li kā).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic นาฬิกา
n ā ɭ i k ā
Phonemic นา-ลิ-กา
n ā – l i – k ā
Paiboon naa-lí-gaa
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /näː˧.li˦˥.käː˧/

Noun[edit]

นาฬิกา ‎(naa-lí-gaa) ‎(classifier เรือน)

  1. clock.

Noun[edit]

นาฬิกา ‎(naa-lí-gaa)

  1. hour; o'clock.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Under the ancient Thai custom, a day starts at 06:00 (under the 24-hour clock system). In ancient documents, 1 naa-lí-gaa therefore corresponds to 07:00 (under the 24-hour clock system).