ខ្ញុំ

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Khmer[edit]

knyom

Etymology[edit]

From Old Khmer khñuṃ, kñuṃ or Pre-Angkorian Old Khmer kñuṃ, kñuṃm, kñum, kñumm, kñaṃ, kñaum, kyuṃg (person assigned to or offering himself for the service of divinities or sanctuaries; bondsman, servant, slave); being extended forms of Old Khmer ñaṃ, *ñuṃ, Pre-Angkorian Old Khmer ñaṃ, *ñuṃ, or Middle Khmer ñom (emancipated slave assigned to monastery service; servant, slave; inferior, subordinate; minor, young), corresponding to Modern Khmer ញោម (nhoŭm).

Compare Thai ขยม (attendant, servant; used as a first person pronoun), โขยม (attendant, servant; used as a first person pronoun), อัญขยม (an-kà-yǒm, first person pronoun); Northern Thai ขะโยม (monastic attendant, devotee, or servant); Lao ຂະຍົມ (kha nyom).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ខ្ញុំ (kɲom)

  1. servant, slave

Pronoun[edit]

ខ្ញុំ (kɲom)

  1. I, me (first-person singular)
  2. my
    ផ្ទះខ្ញុំpteah kɲommy house

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