แสง

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Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicแสง
æ s ŋ
RomanizationPaiboonsɛ̌ɛng
Royal Institutesaeng
(standard) IPA(key)/sɛːŋ˩˩˦/

Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate with Old Khmer sēṅa, seṅ (radiance, brilliance; luster, gleam; etc); Modern Khmer សែង (saeng); Lao ແສງ (sǣng); Shan သႅင် (sǎeng).

Noun[edit]

แสง (sɛ̌ɛng)

  1. light.
  2. (figuratively and archaic) shining one, especially diamond, jewel, precious stone, etc.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Khmer seṅ (to carry on the shoulder; to wear over the shoulder; etc). Cognate with Modern Khmer សែង (saeng, to carry on the shoulder; weapon; etc); Lao ແສງ (sǣng).

Noun[edit]

แสง (sɛ̌ɛng)

  1. (when referring to a royal one: พระ~) weapon.
  2. (slang, vulgar) (พระ~) used as an intensifier: the heck, the hell, the fuck, etc.