ឆ្នាំ

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Khmer[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Mon-Khmer *cn₁am ~ *cn₁aam. Cognate with Mon သၞာံ (hnam), Vietnamese năm.

Synchronically, possibly from from ចាំ (cam, to wait) with infixed -n- (locative).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic and Phonemic ឆ្នាំ
c̥ʰnāṃ
WT romanisation chnam
(standard) IPA(key) /cʰnam/

Noun[edit]

ឆ្នាំ (chnam)

  1. year (unit of time)
    ខ្ញុំមានអាយុ...ឆ្នាំ
    khñom miən ʼaayuʼ … chnam
    I am ... years old

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