ពួក

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See also: ពុក and ពេក

Khmer[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Angkorian Old Khmer vvak, vvāk, vok, bok (to come together, to assemble; group, gathering), from Pre-Angkorian Old Khmer vok. Cognate with Thai พวก (pûuak), Lao ພວກ (phūak).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic and Phonemic ពួក
buak
WT romanisation puək
(standard) IPA(key) /puəʔ/

Noun[edit]

ពួក (puək)

  1. group (especially an informal ad hoc group), grouping, society, association, detachment, herd, gathering, squad (of 3 to 5 men) (often merely conveys the meaning of plurality)
  2. (with place name) native of, resident of
  3. (taxonomy) genus
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Verb[edit]

ពួក (puək) (abstract noun ការពួក)

  1. (obsolete) to gild, cover with gold or silver leaf