แมลง

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Southwestern Tai *mlɛːŋᴬ (insect), from Proto-Tai *m.leːŋᴬ (insect), from Middle Chinese 螟蛉 (MC meŋ leŋ, “caterpillar”).[1] or native Tai borrowed into Chinese.[2] Cognate with Thai แมง (mɛɛng, arachnid), Tai Dam ꪵꪣꪉ, Tai Nüa ᥛᥦᥒᥰ (mäeng), Zhuang nengz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicแมลง
æ m l ŋ
Phonemic
มะ-แลง
m a – æ l ŋ
RomanizationPaiboonmá-lɛɛng
Royal Institutema-laeng
(standard) IPA(key)/ma˦˥.lɛːŋ˧/(R)

Noun[edit]

แมลง (má-lɛɛng)

  1. hexapod; insect.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Pittayaporn, Pittayawat (2014), “Layers of Chinese Loanwords in Proto-Southwestern Tai as Evidence for the Dating of the Spread of Southwestern Tai”, in MANUSYA: Journal of Humanities, volume 20 (special issue), Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University, ISSN 0859-9920, pages 47–68.
  2. ^ Schuessler, Axel. 2007. An Etymological Dictionary of Old Chinese. University of Hawaii Press. p. 388