เหล็ก

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *ʰlekᴰ (iron), from Old Chinese (OC *l̥ʰiːɡ, “iron”). Cognate with Lao ເຫຼັກ (lek), Shan လဵၵ်း (lék), Ahom 𑜎𑜢𑜀𑜫 (lik).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicเหล็ก
e h l ˘ k
Phonemicเหฺล็ก
e h ̥ l ˘ k
RomanizationPaiboonlèk
Royal Institutelek
(standard) IPA(key)/lek̚˨˩/

Noun[edit]

เหล็ก (lèk)

  1. iron.
  2. metal tool.
  3. metal; steel; iron.

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

เหล็ก (lèk)

  1. strong.
  2. made of iron.