လက်ဖက်

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Burmese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From လက် (lak) +‎ ဖက် (hpak, leaf), the first element from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-la (leaf; tea).

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • Phonetic respelling: လက်'ဖက်
  • IPA(key): /ləpʰɛʔ/
  • Romanization: MLCTS: lakhpak • ALA-LC: lak‘phak‘ • BGN/PCGN: lăhpet • Okell: lăhpeʔ

Noun[edit]

လက်ဖက် (lakhpak)

  1. tea plant
  2. pickled tea leaves
  3. pickled tea leaves mixed with other ingredients and served as a local delicacy, lahpet
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Etymology 2[edit]

From လက် (lak, arm, hand) +‎ ဖက် (hpak, to embrace).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Phonetic respelling: လက်ဖက်
  • IPA(key): /lɛʔpʰɛʔ/
  • Romanization: MLCTS: lakhpak • ALA-LC: lak‘phak‘ • BGN/PCGN: lethpet • Okell: leʔhpeʔ

Noun[edit]

လက်ဖက် (lakhpak)

  1. unit of dry measure for the amount contained in a cupped hand
  2. unit of measure for girth of trees, pillars; equivalent to what can be encircled in both arms
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Further reading[edit]

  • လက်ဖက် ‘the hand curved into the shape of a cup’” in The Judson Burmese–English Dictionary (Rangoon: American Baptist Mission Press 1921), page 887.
  • လက်ဖက် ‘the tea plant’” in The Judson Burmese–English Dictionary (Rangoon: American Baptist Mission Press 1921), page 895.
  • လက်ဖက်” in Myanmar–English Dictionary (Myanmar Language Commission 1993). Searchable online at SEAlang.net.