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See also: รก

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ThaiEdit

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicรัก
r ạ k
RomanizationPaiboonrák
Royal Instituterak
(standard) IPA(key)/rak̚˦˥/
Homophonesรักข์
รักษ์
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Etymology 1Edit

From a Mon-Khmer language; ultimately from Proto-Mon-Khmer *r(a)k (to love; beloved, dear). Cognate with Northern Thai ᩁᩢ᩠ᨠ, Isan ฮัก, Lao ຮັກ (hak), ᦣᧅ (hak), Shan ႁၵ်ႉ (hâ̰k), Tai Nüa ᥞᥐᥳ (hak5). Outside Tai-Kadai, cognate with Khmer រាក់ (rĕək, friendly, cordial, pleasant; intimate, affectionate), as in រាក់ទាក់ (reak-teak, friendly, warm, pleasant). The Proto-Mon-Khmer root possibly represents an allofam of the proto-root *mr[a]k, *rmr[a]k (compare Proto-Mon-Khmer *mak ~ *ma(a)k (to like, love)), whence Khmer ម្រក់ (mrŭək, girl's friend of same sex, man's friend's wife), and possibly Thai มลัก (má-lák, to love, to like).

NounEdit

รัก (rák)

  1. love

VerbEdit

รัก (rák) (abstract noun การรัก)

  1. to love
    พวกเขารักกันมาก
    pûuak-kǎo rák gan mâak
    They love each other so much.

Etymology 2Edit

Cognate with Lao ຮັກ (hak). Compare Sanskrit आर्क (ārka, crown flower), Pali akka.

NounEdit

รัก (rák)

  1. the plant Calotropis gigantea (L.) Aiton f. of the family Asclepiadaceae, commonly known in English as crown flower.

Etymology 3Edit

From Proto-Tai *rakᴰ (lacquer). Compare Sanskrit लाक्षा (lākṣā, a species of plant).

NounEdit

รัก (rák)

  1. the plant Gluta usitata (Wallich) Ding Hou of the family Anacardiaceae, commonly known in English as Burmese lacquer.