ขุนนาง

ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from ขุน (kǔn, chief; lord; master) +‎ นาง (naang, idem).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicขุนนาง
kʰ u n n ā ŋ
Phonemic
ขุน-นาง
kʰ u n – n ā ŋ
RomanizationPaiboonkǔn-naang
Royal Institutekhun-nang
(standard) IPA(key)/kʰun˩˩˦.naːŋ˧/(R)

NounEdit

ขุนนาง (kǔn-naang) (classifier คน)

  1. (historical, feudalism) public officer; public servant; government official.

Usage notesEdit

  • Under the Thai feudal system, all public officers held noble ranks. Thus, the term can also be used to refer to members of nobility.

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