วัง

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Thai[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemic วัง
w ạ ŋ
Paiboon wang
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /waŋ˧/
Homophones วังก์

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Khmer vaṅ, vāṅ, vāṅṅ (enclosure; citadel, fort, fortress, stronghold; palace; to encircle, to enclose, to surround; to bar, to block; to screen, to shield; etc). Perhaps cognate with Thai วง (wong), เวียง (wiiang). Compare Modern Khmer វាំង (veăng), ពាំង (peăng).

Noun[edit]

วัง (wang)

  1. (of animals) circle; community; enclosure.
  2. (พระบรมมหาราช, พระบรมราช, พระราช, ราช~) royal residence; palace.
  3. (government and historical) one of the four chief ministries, responsible for palace affairs. The other three were เวียง (wiiang), คลัง (klang), and นา (naa).
  4. (colloquial) large and stately or luxurious building.

Verb[edit]

วัง (wang) (abstract noun การวัง)

  1. to encircle; to enclose; to surround.

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Middle Chinese (MC ʔwɑŋ, “deep pool”). Cognate with Lao ວັງ (wang), Shan ဝင်း (wang4).

Noun[edit]

วัง (wang)

  1. deep pool.
  2. whirlpool.