น้ำ

See also: นำ

ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *C̬.namᶜ (water). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨶ᩶ᩣᩴ (nam), Lao ນ້ຳ (nam), ᦓᧄᧉ (nam2), Tai Dam ꪙꪾ꫁ (nam6), Tai Nüa ᥘᥛᥳ (lam5), Shan ၼမ်ႉ (nâ̰m), Bouyei ramx, Zhuang raemx, Saek นัม. Compare Proto-Austronesian *daɬum (water) (whence Ilocano danum).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicน้ำ
n ˆ å
Phonemicน้าม
n ˆ ā m
[bound form]
น้าม-
n ˆ ā m –
[bound form]
นั้ม-
n ạ ˆ m –
RomanizationPaiboonnáamnáam-nám-
Royal Institutenamnam-nam-
(standard) IPA(key)/naːm˦˥//naːm˦˥.//nam˦˥./

NounEdit

น้ำ (náam)

  1. water; any liquid or fluid.
  2. body of water, as lake, river, sea, ocean, etc; water thereof.
  3. used as a title for a body of water, often prefixed to its name.
  4. (slang) semen; discharge thereof upon orgasm; orgasm.
  5. (slang) round; occasion; time; period of time.
  6. (chiefly in combination) content; essence; main part; material part.
  7. (slang) nonessential, immaterial, or nonsensical part of a content; verbose or circumlocutory part of a content; as opposed to เนื้อ (nʉ́ʉa).
  8. (of jewelry) glitter; sparkle; sheen; luster.

ClassifierEdit

น้ำ (náam)

  1. (slang) Classifier for discharges of semen upon orgasm.
  2. (somewhat colloquial) Classifier for rounds, times, or occasions, especially in matters or activities concerning water, liquid, or fluid.

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