เงือก

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Lao ເງືອກ(ngư̄ak); Shan ငိူၵ်ႈ(ŋɤk3).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemic เงือก
e ŋ ụ̄ ɒ k
Paiboon ngʉ̂ʉak
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /ŋɯ(ː)a̯k̚˥˩/

Noun[edit]

เงือก ‎(ngʉ̂ʉak)

  1. (archaic) snake.
  2. (archaic) nāga.
  3. (archaic) crocodylian.
  4. (archaic) malevolent creature mentioned in ancient documents, possibly having a snake- or crocodile-like appearance and associated with water.
  5. merperson.
  6. (colloquial) dugong.
  7. (zoology) (นก~) any of various birds of the family Bucerotidae.

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