perak

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Indonesian[edit]

Chemical element
Ag
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Etymology[edit]

From Malay perak, from earlier pirak, from Proto-Malayic *pirak, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic [Term?], from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan [Term?], of Khmeric origin.

Noun[edit]

perak (first-person possessive perakku, second-person possessive perakmu, third-person possessive peraknya)

  1. silver (metal)
    Synonym: rajata
  2. (colloquial) coin, rupiah

Malay[edit]

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Chemical element
Ag
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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier pirak, from Proto-Malayic *pirak. Possibly of Khmeric origin.[1] Compare Pre-Angkorian Old Khmer prak ~ prāk (silver), from the root pak ~ pāk (to break) with infix <r>, whence Khmer ប្រាក់ (prak) and បាក់ (pak).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

perak (Jawi spelling ڤيرق‎, informal 1st possessive perakku, 2nd possessive perakmu, 3rd possessive peraknya)

  1. silver (metal)

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: perak
  • Tagalog: pilak

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mahdi, Waruno (1994). "Some Austronesian Maverick Protoforms with Culture-Historical Implications: I". Oceanic Linguistics, 33(1), 167-229.

Yami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Philippine [Term?] (compare Tagalog pilak), from (Western) Proto-Malayo-Polynesian [Term?], of Khmeric origin.

Noun[edit]

perak

  1. silver (metal)