ကြက်

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Burmese[edit]

ကြက်

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *k-rak (chicken, fowl).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t͡ɕɛʔ/
  • Romanization: MLCTS: krak • ALA-LC: krak‘ • BGN/PCGN: kyet • Okell: ceʔ

Noun[edit]

ကြက် (krak) (classifier ကောင်)

  1. chicken, fowl
    • 1962, Hla Pe, Burmese Proverbs, London: John Murray, pp. 18 and 90:
      cɛʔhmɑ ə`yo luhmɑ ə`myo
      conventional orthography:
      ကြက်မှာ အရိုး လူမှာ အမျိုး။
      krakhma a.rui: luhma a.myui:||
      With fowls, the pedigree; with men, breeding.

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Further reading[edit]

  • ကြက်” in The Judson Burmese–English Dictionary (Rangoon: American Baptist Mission Press 1921), page 225.
  • ကြက်” in Myanmar–English Dictionary (Myanmar Language Commission 1993). Searchable online at SEAlang.net.