ຮັກ

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Lao[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From a Mon-Khmer language; ultimately from Proto-Mon-Khmer *r[a]k (to love; beloved, dear). Cognate with Thai รัก (rák), Northern Thai ᩁᩢ᩠ᨠ, Isan ฮัก, ᦣᧅ (hak), Shan ႁၵ်ႉ (hak5). Outside Tai-Kadai, cognate with Khmer រាក់ (réak, friendly, cordial, pleasant; intimate, affectionate)

Verb[edit]

ຮັກ (hak) (abstract noun ການຮັກ)

  1. to love

Etymology 2[edit]

Cognate with Thai รัก (rák). Compare Sanskrit आर्क (ārka, crown flower), Pali akka.

Noun[edit]

ຮັກ (hak)

  1. (botany) crown flower