កើត

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See also: កាត់

Khmer[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Temne ked (pregnant; to cause, to bring about), Khmu [kəːt], Halang kòt (be born, be pregnant).

The sense "east" was probably originally "the place where the sun rises" or "where the sun was born"; compare Thai ตะวันออก (dtà-wan-ɔ̀ɔk, east), Temne kedʔis (east, "birth of the day"), Khasi mih'ngi (east, [where] the sun rises).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic and Phonemic កើត
koet
WT romanisation kaət
(standard) IPA(key) /kaət/

Verb[edit]

កើត (kaət) (abstract noun ការកើត)

  1. to be born, be created
  2. to be, become
  3. to come into existence, arise, appear
  4. to rise (said of the sun)
  5. to happen, occur
  6. to give birth to
  7. to have, suffer from (a disease), contract (an illness)
  8. to be affected (by an emotion)
  9. (coverb) to succeed, be possible, be able

Noun[edit]

កើត (kaət)

  1. east
  2. period of the waxing moon (the days in the 15-day period between the new moon and the full moon)

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Adjective[edit]

កើត (kaət) (abstract noun ភាពកើត)

  1. eastern