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
(standard) IPA(key) /naː˧.li˦˥.kaː˧/

Noun[edit]

นาฬิกา (naa-lí-gaa)

  1. (classifier เรือน) clock.
  2. hour; o'clock.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Under the old custom, a day starts at 06:00 hours and 1 naa-lí-gaa corresponds to 07:00 hours.