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ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Khmer សំគាល់(sâmkéal, mark, sign; to notice; to know; to recognise; to distinguish) or សម្គាល់(sâmkéal). Compare Lao ສຳຄັນ(sam khan) and the Khmer reborrowing សំខាន់(sâmkhan, important; remarkable).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic สำคัญ
s å g ạ ɲ
Phonemic สำ-คัน
s å – g ạ n
Paiboon sǎm-kan
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /säm˩˩˦.kʰän˧/

AdjectiveEdit

สำคัญ ‎(sǎm-kan) ‎(abstract noun ความสำคัญ)

  1. important
  2. famous, well-known
    บุคคลสำคัญ  ―  bùk-kon sǎm-kan  ―  famous person

See alsoEdit

VerbEdit

สำคัญ ‎(sǎm-kan)

  1. to assume, understand
  2. to expect

NounEdit

สำคัญ ‎(sǎm-kan)

  1. mark, sign