อำ

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Thai[edit]

Definition 2 — The Nightmare by Henry Fuseli, 1781
Definition 2 — My Dream, My Bad Dream by Fritz Schwimbeck, 1915

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Compare Lao ອຳ (’am); ᦀᧄ (q̇am); Shan ဢမ် (ʔam1).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicอำ
ɒ å
RomanizationPaiboonam
Royal Instituteam
(standard) IPA(key)/ʔam˧/
Homophonesอัม

Verb[edit]

อำ (am) (abstract noun การอำ)

  1. to conceal; to cover up; to hide.
  2. (of a ghost, spirit, etc) to visit during sleep and disturb by sitting upon, dragging, assaulting, suffocating, etc.
  3. (slang) to joke; to prank; to tease.
  4. (slang) to cheat, to deceive; to counterfeit, to forge.

Derived terms[edit]