See also: รก

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ThaiEdit

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemic รัก
r ạ k
Paiboon rák
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /rak̚˦˥/
Homophones รักข์
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 Lao ຮັກ (hak), Northern Thai ᩁᩢ᩠ᨠ (hak) and Shan ႁၵ်ႉ (hak5, to love). Outside Tai-Kadai, cognate with Khmer រាក់ (réak, 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 *ma[a]k, *mak (to like, love)), whence Khmer ម្រក់ (mrôk, 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

From Sanskrit आर्क (ārka, crown flower)

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 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.