Thai edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Tai *ɗekᴰ (child (young person)). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨯᩮᩢ᩠ᨠ, Lao ເດັກ (dek), Saek แด๊ก.

This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.
Particularly: “Compare Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bataq.”

Pronunciation edit

e ɗ ˘ k
Royal Institutedek
(standard) IPA(key)/dek̚˨˩/(R)

Noun edit

เด็ก (dèk)

  1. child: person below the age of adulthood.
  2. young person.
  3. childish person.
  4. baby; infant.
  5. (slang) subordinate; servant; attendant.
  6. (slang) person maintained by or gaining livelihood from another as the latter's sexual partner or illicit lover.

Adjective edit

เด็ก (dèk) (abstract noun ความเด็ก)

  1. young.
  2. childish.
  3. (slang) inexperienced; untrained; unskillful.

See also edit