ເມືອງ

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Lao[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *mɯəŋᴬ (township). Cognate with Thai เมือง (mʉʉang), Northern Thai ᨾᩮᩬᩥᨦ, ᦵᦙᦲᧂ (moeng), Tai Dam ꪹꪣꪉ, Shan မိူင်း (móeng), Tai Nüa ᥛᥫᥒᥰ (möeng), Ahom 𑜉𑜢𑜤𑜂𑜫 (müṅ), Zhuang mwngh, etc.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Vientiane) IPA(key): [mɯːə̯ŋ˧˥]
  • (Luang Prabang) IPA(key): [mɯːə̯ŋ˩˨]
  • Hyphenation: ເມືອງ
  • Rhymes: -ɯːə̯ŋ

Noun[edit]

ເມືອງ (mư̄ang)

  1. city, town
  2. country

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