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PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicบาง
ɓ ā ŋ
RomanizationPaiboonbaang
Royal Institutebang
(standard) IPA(key)/baːŋ˧/

Etymology 1Edit

Uncertain.

NounEdit

บาง (baang)

  1. narrow or small watercourse.
  2. community or polity located near such watercourse or at the place used to be such watercourse.
  3. (slang, chiefly in combination) collectivity; entirety.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Tai *C̥.baːŋᴬ (thin (not thick)); cognate with Lao ບາງ (bāng), Shan မၢင် (mǎang) or ဝၢင် (wǎang), Ahom 𑜈𑜂𑜫 (bang), Zhuang mbang. Compare Sui qbaangl, Southern Kam mangl and Proto-Be *viaŋᴬ¹ (> ɓiaŋ¹~viaŋ¹ across the different lects).

AdjectiveEdit

บาง (baang) (abstract noun ความบาง)

  1. light; thin.
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Etymology 3Edit

Cognate with Lao ບາງ (bāng), Ahom 𑜈𑜂𑜫 (bang).

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Alternative forms

AdjectiveEdit

บาง (baang) (abstract noun ความบาง)

  1. certain; some; not all.
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