รัก

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Thai[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemic รัก
r ạ k
Paiboon rák
(standard) IPA(key) /rak̚˦˥/
Homophones รักข์
รักษ์
Audio

Etymology 1[edit]

From a Mon-Khmer language; ultimately from Proto-Mon-Khmer *r[a]k (to love; beloved, dear). Cognate with Northern Thai ᩁᩢ᩠ᨠ, Isan ฮัก, Lao ຮັກ (hak), ᦣᧅ (hak), Shan ႁၵ်ႉ (hak5). Outside Tai-Kadai, cognate with Khmer រាក់ (réak, friendly, cordial, pleasant; intimate, affectionate), as in រាក់ទាក់ (reak-teak, friendly, warm, pleasant). The Proto-Mon-Khmer root possibly represents an allofam of the proto-root *mr[a]k, *rmr[a]k (compare Proto-Mon-Khmer *ma[a]k, *mak (to like, love)), whence Khmer ម្រក់ (mrôk, girl's friend of same sex, man's friend's wife), and possibly Thai มลัก (má-lák, to love, to like).

Noun[edit]

รัก (rák)

  1. love.

Verb[edit]

รัก (rák) (abstract noun การรัก)

  1. to love.

Etymology 2[edit]

Cognate with Lao ຮັກ (hak). Compare Sanskrit आर्क (ārka, crown flower), Pali akka.

Noun[edit]

รัก (rák)

  1. the plant Calotropis gigantea (L.) Aiton f. of the family Asclepiadaceae, commonly known in English as crown flower.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Tai *rakᴰ (lacquer). Compare Sanskrit लाक्षा (lākṣā, a species of plant).

Noun[edit]

รัก (rák)

  1. the plant Gluta usitata (Wallich) Ding Hou of the family Anacardiaceae, commonly known in English as Burmese lacquer.