ង៉ាំង៉ូវ

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Khmer[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Cantonese 檸檬 (ning4 mung4-1, lemon) or Teochew 檸檬 (nam5 mong2, lemon). Compare Mandarin 檸檬柠檬 (níngméng, “lemon”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic and Phonemic ង៉ាំង៉ូវ
ṅ″āṃṅ″ūv
WT romanisation ngamngəw
(standard) IPA(key) /ŋam.ˈŋəw/

Noun[edit]

ង៉ាំង៉ូវ (ngamngəw)

  1. whole preserved lemon or lime (pickled in a brine of water, lemon juice, and salt)
  2. by extension but incorrectly, ngam nguv/ngam ngau, chicken soup flavored with whole preserved lemon or lime

Derived terms[edit]