ขุน

See also: ขน, ขึ้น, and ข้น

ThaiEdit

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicขุน
kʰ u n
RomanizationPaiboonkǔn
Royal Institutekhun
(standard) IPA(key)/kʰun˩˩˦/(R)

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Chinese (MC kɨun). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨡᩩᩁ, Lao ຂຸນ (khun), ᦃᦳᧃ (ẋun), Shan ၶုၼ် (khǔn), Tai Nüa ᥑᥧᥢᥴ (xún), Ahom 𑜁𑜤𑜃𑜫 (khun). Compare Old Khmer ខុណ (khuṇa, a rank of the mandarinate), Modern Khmer ខុន (khon) and ឃុន (khun).

NounEdit

ขุน (kǔn)

  1. (archaic) chief, lord, master, leader; ruler, administrator, person in authority, person in charge; monarch, sovereign; also used as an honorific.
  2. (historical) the Thai noble rank above หมื่น (mʉ̀ʉn) and below หลวง (lǔuang); holder of this rank.
  3. (chess) king.

AdjectiveEdit

ขุน (kǔn)

  1. chief; leading; principal; main; major.
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

ขุน (kǔn) (abstract noun การขุน)

  1. (generally used of animals) to feed.
  2. (generally used of animals) to fatten.
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