น้ำ

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *C̬.namᶜ (water). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨶᩴᩣ᩶ (nam), Lao ນ້ຳ (nam), ᦓᧄᧉ (nam2), Tai Dam ꪙꪾ꫁ (nam6), Tai Nüa ᥘᥛᥳ (lam5), Shan ၼမ်ႉ (nam5), Zhuang raemx, Saek นัม.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic น้ำ
n ˆ å
Phonemic น้าม
n ˆ ā m
Paiboon náam
(standard) IPA(key) /naːm˦˥/

Noun[edit]

น้ำ (náam)

  1. water.
  2. fluid; liquid.
  3. (in compounds) soup; sauce; juice.
    น้ำปลา  ―  náam bplaa  ―  fish sauce (lit.: fish water)
    ก๋วยเตี๋ยวน้ำ  ―  gǔai-dtǐao náam  ―  noodle soup (lit.: noodle water)
  4. glister; glitter (of jewels).

Derived terms[edit]