เปลือก

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *plɯəkᴰ. Cognate with Lao ເປືອກ (pư̄ak), ᦵᦔᦲᧅᧈ (ṗoek1), Shan ပိူၵ်ႇ (pòek), Ahom 𑜆𑜢𑜤𑜀𑜫 (puek), Zhuang byuk.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicเปลือก
e p l ụ̄ ɒ k
Phonemic
เปฺลือก
e p ̥ l ụ̄ ɒ k
RomanizationPaiboonbplʉ̀ʉak
Royal Instituteplueak
(standard) IPA(key)/plɯa̯k̚˨˩/(R)

Noun[edit]

เปลือก (bplʉ̀ʉak)

  1. outer coat or covering, as rind, bark, skin, peel, husk, shell, case, pod, etc.
  2. outer portion; surface; outer layer.
  3. (anatomy) cortex (as of a brain or kidney).
  4. (figuratively) inessential part; immaterial part.
  5. (figuratively) externals; outward; outward appearance; outward feature.

Derived terms[edit]

Derived terms

Adjective[edit]

เปลือก (bplʉ̀ʉak)

  1. (slang) just looking good on the outside; fake; hypocritical; pretentious; insincere.