เมือง

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *mɯəŋᴬ (township). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨾᩮᩥᩬᨦ, Lao ເມືອງ (mư̄ang), ᦵᦙᦲᧂ (meiing), Tai Dam ꪹꪣꪉ, Shan မိူင်း (moeng4), Tai Nüa ᥛᥫᥒᥰ (moeng2), Ahom 𑜉𑜢𑜤𑜂𑜫 (mueng), Zhuang mwngh. Compare loanwords in neighbouring languages: Khmer មឿង (meuang), Vietnamese Mường, Chinese (měng).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemic เมือง
e m ụ̄ ɒ ŋ
Paiboon mʉʉang
(standard) IPA(key) /mɯa̯ŋ˧/

Noun[edit]

เมือง (mʉʉang) (classifier เมือง or แห่ง)

  1. (archaic) city-state.
  2. (archaic) fortified polity.
  3. any polity, as district, town, city, state, nation, etc.
  4. region, sphere, or domain within which someone or something occurs, prevails, or dominates.
  5. urban area.
  6. civilised polity.

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Proper noun[edit]

เมือง (mʉʉang)

  1. (historical) Lan Na, a kingdom in present-day Northern Thailand.
  2. Northern Thailand.