ရက်

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Burmese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /jɛʔ/
  • Romanization: MLCTS: rak • ALA-LC: rak‘ • BGN/PCGN: yet • Okell: yeʔ

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Lolo-Burmese *rak ⪤ *tak/*dak ⪤ *k-rak (LaPolla, 1987), possibly from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *tak ~ dak (to weave, to knit). Cognate with Tibetan འཐག ('thag, to weave) and Hakka (chhiak, to weave).

Verb[edit]

ရက် (rak)

  1. to weave
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Burmese ရျက် (ryak) (Bagan), from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-r(j)ak (day, full day; overnight). Cognate with Mizo riak, riah (to spend the night), Tibetan ཞག (zhag, day (24 hours)), Sichuan Yi (hxot, (classifier) night), Lisu ꓦꓬꓼ (h̃jà, (classifier) night), and Chinese (, night).

Noun[edit]

ရက် (rak)

  1. day
Usage notes[edit]

Used in compounds with numerals like a classifier, but without any noun preceding the compound, e.g. လေးရက် (le:rak, four days).

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Unknown.

Adjective[edit]

ရက် (rak)

  1. (usually in reduplicated form) quick, swift, violent, decisive

Particle[edit]

ရက် (rak)

  1. particle placed after verbs to denote a lack of consideration

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-rjak (oil, fat, grease). Cognate with Mizo (sa) hriak (oil, grease), Tibetan ཞག (zhag, oil, fat, grease), and Cantonese (jik6, liquid, fluid). Alternatively, from အရက် (a.rak, alcoholic drinks, liquor), from Arabic عَرَق (ʿaraq, arrack, arak, an alcoholic drink).

Noun[edit]

ရက် (rak)

  1. extracted liquid, such as nectar

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