Last modified on 26 April 2014, at 01:45

รัก

ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a Mon-Khmer language; ultimately from Proto-Mon-Khmer *r[a]k (to love; beloved, dear). Cognate with Lao ຮັກ (hak), Northern Thai ᩁᩢ᩠ᨠ (hak) and Shan ႁၵ်ႉ (hak5, to love). Outside Tai-Kadai, cognate with Khmer រាក់ (reak, friendly, cordial, pleasant; intimate, affectionate), as in រាក់ទាក់ (reak-teak, friendly, warm, pleasant). The Proto-Mon-Khmer root possibly represents an allofam of the proto-root *mr[a]k, *rmr[a]k (compare Proto-Mon-Khmer *ma[a]k, *mak (to like, love)), whence Khmer ម្រក់ (mrɛ̀ek, girl's friend of same sex, man's friend's wife), and possibly Thai มลัก (má lák, to love, to like).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

รัก (rak)

  1. to love
    พวกเขารักกันมาก - They love each other so much.