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EtymologyEdit

Compare Khmer មឹក(mœ̆k), Lao ຫມຶກ(mưk), Vietnamese mực; all ultimately from Chinese (OC *mlɯːɡ, “ink”), from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-maŋ ~ s-mak.

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic หมึก
h m ụ k
Phonemic หฺมึก
h ̥ m ụ k
Paiboon mʉ̀k
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /mɯk̚˨˩/

NounEdit

หมึก ‎(mʉ̀k)

  1. ink
  2. squid; octopus

Usage notesEdit

It is often called ปลาหมึก (lit. squid fish) even it is actually not the fish.

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