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EtymologyEdit

Compare Khmer មឹក (mɨk), Lao ຫມຶກ (mưk), Vietnamese mực; all ultimately from Chinese (OC *mlɯːɡ, “ink”), from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-maŋ ~ s-mak.

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicหมึก
h m ụ k
Phonemicหฺมึก
h ̥ m ụ k
RomanizationPaiboonmʉ̀k
Royal Institutemuek
(standard) IPA(key)/mɯk̚˨˩/

NounEdit

หมึก (mʉ̀k)

  1. ink.
  2. squid; octopus.

Usage notesEdit

It is often called ปลาหมึก (lit. squid fish) even it is actually not the fish.

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