ลุง

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See also: ลง and ลิง

Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *luŋᴬ (parent's older brother). Cognate with Lao ລຸງ (lung), Shan လုင်း (lúng), Saek ลุ๊ง.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicลุง
l u ŋ
RomanizationPaiboonlung
Royal Institutelung
(standard) IPA(key)/luŋ˧/

Noun[edit]

ลุง (lung) (classifier คน)

  1. uncle: older brother of one's father or mother.
  2. a familiar title or term of address for any elderly man.
  3. (sometimes derogatory, offensive) a title or term of address for any man.
  4. (slang, sometimes derogatory) person who acts like an elderly man, such as one who loves flirting with young girls.

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