ຄຳ

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Lao[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Tai *ɡamᴬ (bite (n.); speech). Cognate with Thai คำ (kam), Northern Thai ᨣᩴᩤ, ᦅᧄ (kam).

Noun[edit]

ຄຳ (kham)

  1. word
  2. speech
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Chinese (OC *krɯm). Cognate with Thai คำ (kam), Northern Thai ᨤᩴᩣ, ᦆᧄ (xam), Shan ၶမ်း (kham4), Ahom 𑜁𑜪 (kham) or 𑜁𑜞𑜪 (khram), Zhuang gim, Saek กฺั๊ม.

Noun[edit]

ຄຳ (kham)

  1. gold
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Cognate with Thai คลำ (klam).

Verb[edit]

ຄຳ (kham) (abstract noun ການຄຳ)

  1. to caress, fondle, stroke
  2. to touch, feel (by hand)