ងីងើ

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Khmer[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Alliterative reduplication of -ងើ (-gəə, foolish). This base is only found in derived forms. Compare រងើ (rɔngəə), ល្ងើ (lngəə), ស្រងើ (srɑngəə).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic and Phonemic ងីងើ
ṅīṅoe
WT romanisation ngii ngəə
(standard) IPA(key) /ŋiː ˈŋəː/

Adjective[edit]

ងីងើ (ngii ngəə) (abstract noun ភាពងីងើ)

  1. to be spinning (of the head), nodding from side to side; to be confused
  2. to be foolish, stupid

Affixed forms[edit]