รัก

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Thai[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemic รัก
r ạ k
Paiboon rák
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /räk̚˦˥/
Homophones รักข์
รักษ์
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Etymology 1[edit]

From a Mon-Khmer language; ultimately from Proto-Mon-Khmer *r[a]k ‎(to love; beloved, dear). Cognate with Lao ຮັກ ‎(hak), Northern Thai ᩁᩢ᩠ᨠ ‎(hak) and Shan ႁၵ်ႉ ‎(hak5, to love). 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
    พวกเขารักกันมาก  ―  pûuak kǎo rák gan mâak  ―  They love each other so much.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Sanskrit आर्क ‎(ārka, crown flower)

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 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.