Thai edit

Pronunciation edit

k ạ n
Royal Institutekan
(standard) IPA(key)/kan˧/(R)

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Tai *kanᴬ (each other; together). Cognate with Lao ກັນ (kan), ᦂᧃ (k̇an), Shan ၵၼ် (kǎn), Ahom 𑜀𑜃𑜫 (kan).

Adverb edit

กัน (gan)

  1. together; jointly; altogether; each other.
Derived terms edit

Pronoun edit

กัน (gan)

  1. (slang, dated) a first person pronoun used when addressing a male friend.

Etymology 2 edit

From Middle Chinese (MC kan, “to shield; to protect”). Cognate with Lao ກັນ (kan), Tai Dam ꪀꪽ, Shan ၵၼ် (kǎn), Khmer កាល់ (kal).

Verb edit

กัน (gan) (abstract noun การกัน)

  1. to hinder; to prevent; to bar.
  2. to reserve.
  3. to set aside; to keep (out, away, etc).

Noun edit

กัน (gan)

  1. (archaic) a type of war elephants employed to surround and protect a military body.
  2. a type of barges in the royal barge procession, used to protect a royal barge on both sides.

Etymology 3 edit

From Old Khmer កាល្ល៑ (kāll, to trim close to the root or flush with the ground). Cognate with Modern Khmer កាល់ (kal).

Verb edit

กัน (gan) (abstract noun การกัน)

  1. (of eyebrows, mustaches, hair, etc) to shape, especially by shaving or trimming.