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Naga tribeswomen
 
mother elephant and her child
 
a multi-headed nāga flares its hood
 
Chinese dragon figurine

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicนาค
n ā g
Phonemicนาก
n ā k
[bound form]
นาก-คะ-
n ā k – g a –
RomanizationPaiboonnâaknâak-ká-
Royal Institutenaknak-kha-
(standard) IPA(key)/naːk̚˥˩//naːk̚˥˩.kʰa˦˥./
Homophonesนาก

Etymology 1Edit

From Pali nāga (noble person). Cognate with Modern Khmer នាគ (niək).

NounEdit

นาค (nâak)

  1. (Buddhism) postulant: person seeking admission into a monastic order.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Probably from Sanskrit नाग (nāga, cruel man).

Proper nounEdit

นาค (nâak)

  1. Naga: tribesman living near the Naga Hills.

Etymology 3Edit

From Pali nāga (ironwood tree).

NounEdit

นาค (nâak)

  1. (botany) beautyleaf, the plant Calophyllum inophyllum L. of the family Guttiferae.
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 4Edit

From Pali nāga (elephant). Compare Sanskrit नाग (nāga, elephant). Cognate with Modern Khmer នាគ (niək); Burmese နာဂ (naga.).

NounEdit

นาค (nâak)

  1. elephant.
SynonymsEdit
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Etymology 5Edit

From Pali nāga (cobra). Compare Sanskrit नाग (nāga, cobra). Cognate with Old Khmer nāga, nāgya, nāgā; Modern Khmer នាគ (niək); Burmese နဂါး (na.ga:), နာဂ (naga.); Lao ນາກ (nāk); Mon နာ်.

NounEdit

นาค (nâak)

  1. (mythology) (พญา~, พระยา~) nāga; dragon.
  2. (chiefly poetic) snake.
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