အသက်

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Burmese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From အ- (a.-) +‎ သက် (sak); the latter from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *m-sak (breath; life). Compare Chinese .

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Phonetic respelling: အ'သက်
  • IPA(key): /ʔəθɛʔ/
  • Romanization: MLCTS: a.sak • ALA-LC: ʼasakʻ • BGN/PCGN: ăthet • Okell: ătheʔ

Noun[edit]

အသက် (a.sak)

  1. life
  2. age
    အသက် ဘယ်လောက်လဲa.sak bhailauklai:||How old are you?
    အသက် ...ပါa.sak ...pa||I am ... (year old).
    အသက် ...ရှိပြီa.sak ...hri.pri||I am ... (year old).
  3. breath
  4. (figuratively) basic necessity; life-blood

Descendants[edit]

  • Jingpho: ăsak
  • Shan: ဢသၢၵ်ႈ (ʼǎ sāak)
  • Mon: အထက်

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