ลุง

See also: ลง and ลิง

ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *luŋᴬ (parent's older brother). Cognate with Lao ລຸງ (lung), ᦟᦳᧂ (lung), Shan လုင်း (lúng), Tai Nüa ᥘᥧᥒᥰ (lüng), Zhuang lungz, Nong Zhuang lungz, Saek ลุ๊ง.

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicลุง
l u ŋ
RomanizationPaiboonlung
Royal Institutelung
(standard) IPA(key)/luŋ˧/(R)

NounEdit

ลุง (lung) (classifier คน)

  1. uncle: older brother of one's father or mother.
  2. a familiar title or term of address for any elderly man.
  3. (sometimes derogatory, offensive) a title or term of address for any man.
  4. (slang, sometimes derogatory) person who acts like an elderly man, such as one who loves flirting with young girls.

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