ក្រុង

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Khmer ក្រុង៑ (kruṅ), ក្រុង (kruṅa), កុរុង៑ (kuruṅ, to rule, to govern; king, prince; ruler, governor; head, chief, master; kingdom, realm; city-state; etc); ultimately from Proto-Mon-Khmer *kruŋ (to confine). Cognate with Thai กรุง (grung), Lao ກຸງ (kung).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic and Phonemic ក្រុង
k̥ruṅ
WT romanisation krong
(standard) IPA(key) /kroŋ/

Noun[edit]

ក្រុង (krong)

  1. city, town, municipality (administrative divisions)
  2. king; realm

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Verb[edit]

ក្រុង (krong) (abstract noun ការក្រុង)

  1. to lock up, confine, put into a cage, to catch something by putting a net or other container over it, to cover
  2. to protect, to take care of