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ThaiEdit

 
the orchid Rhynchostylis gigantea (Lindl.) Ridl.

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicช้าง
d͡ʑ ˆ ā ŋ
RomanizationPaibooncháang
Royal Institutechang
(standard) IPA(key)/t͡ɕʰaːŋ˦˥/

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Tai *ɟaːŋᶜ (elephant), from Middle Chinese (MC zɨɐŋX, “elephant”). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨩ᩶ᩣ᩠ᨦ, Isan ซ่าง, Lao ຊ້າງ (sāng), ᦋᦱᧂᧉ (tsaang2), Tai Dam ꪋ꫁ꪱꪉ, Shan ၸၢင်ႉ (tsâ̰ang), Tai Nüa ᥓᥣᥒᥳ (tsaang5), Ahom 𑜋𑜂𑜫 (chang), Zhuang ciengh, Saek ซาง.

NounEdit

ช้าง (cháang)

  1. elephant.
  2. (Thai chess) bishop.
Usage notesEdit
  • Elephants are classified as follows:
Classifier For
โขลง (klǒong) Herds of elephants
ช้าง (cháang) Government-registered elephants
เชือก (chʉ̂ʉak) Domesticated elephants
ตัว (dtuua) Wild elephants
SynonymsEdit
elephant

AdjectiveEdit

ช้าง (cháang) (abstract noun ความช้าง)

  1. (slang) great (in importance, size, amount, number, degree, etc).

ClassifierEdit

ช้าง (cháang)

  1. Classifier for elephants registered by the government.

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

ช้าง (cháang)

  1. (botany) foxtail orchid: the plant Rhynchostylis gigantea (Lindl.) Ridl. of the family Orchidaceae.
SynonymsEdit
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