น้อง

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *nwoːŋᶜ (younger sibling). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨶᩬ᩶ᨦ; Lao ນ້ອງ (nǭng); ᦓᦸᧂᧉ (noang2); Tai Dam ꪙ꫁ꪮꪉ; Shan ၼွင်ႉ (nô̰ang); Ahom 𑜃𑜨𑜂𑜫 (nong); Bouyei nuangx; Zhuang nuengx, nongx.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicน้อง
n ˆ ɒ ŋ
RomanizationPaiboonnɔ́ɔng
Royal Institutenong
(standard) IPA(key)/nɔːŋ˦˥/(R)

Noun[edit]

น้อง (nɔ́ɔng) (classifier คน)

  1. younger brother; younger sister.
  2. younger person.
  3. (slang) baby; infant; young child.
  4. (slang, sometimes considered offensive) subordinate; inferior; servant.
  5. used as a title or term of address
    1. used as a title for or term of address to a younger brother, younger sister, or younger person; used by such person to refer to oneself when speaking to an elder brother, elder sister, or older person.
    2. used as an affectionate title for or term of address to a beloved, younger person; used by such person to refer to oneself when speaking to a beloved, older person.
    3. (slang) used as an affectionate title for or term of address to an animal or object.
    4. (colloquial, sometimes considered offensive) used as a title for or term of address to a subordinate, inferior, or servant.

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