คุณหญิง

ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From คุณ (kun, honorific) +‎ หญิง (yǐng, female; woman).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicคุณหญิง
g u ɳ h ɲ i ŋ
Phonemic
คุน-หฺยิง
g u n – h ̥ y i ŋ
RomanizationPaiboonkun-yǐng
Royal Institutekhun-ying
(standard) IPA(key)/kʰun˧.jiŋ˩˩˦/(R)

NounEdit

คุณหญิง (kun-yǐng)

  1. (law) a formal title given to a married woman who has been conferred with the royal decoration of Chula Chom Klao (fourth class to second class).
  2. (historical) a title given to the principal wife of a nobleman holding the rank of พระยา (prá-yaa).
  3. similar title, as dame, lady, etc.
  4. (colloquial) a title for or term of address to a woman holding the royal status of หม่อมราชวงศ์ (mɔ̀m-râat-chá-wong).

Usage notesEdit

  • As for the first sense, if the woman is unmarried, the title คุณ (kun) is given. If she is a member of the special second class or higher, the title ท่านผู้หญิง (tân-pûu-yǐng) is given.

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