เค็ม

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See also: เคมี

Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Chinese (OC *ɡrɯːm, “salty”) or Old Chinese (OC *ɡ·lam, *ɡ·lams, “salt, salty”). Cognate with Lao ເຄັມ (khem), Shan ၸဵမ်း (tsém).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicเค็ม
e g ˘ m
RomanizationPaiboonkem
Royal Institutekhem
(standard) IPA(key)/kʰem˧/

Adjective[edit]

เค็ม (kem) (abstract noun ความเค็ม)

  1. salty.
  2. (colloquial) stingy (person)