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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *mɯəŋᴬ (township). Cognate with Lao ເມືອງ (mư̄ang), ᦵᦙᦲᧂ (meiing), Tai Dam ꪹꪣꪉ (mứang), Tai Nüa ᥛᥫᥒᥰ (moeng2), Shan မိူင်း (moeng4), Zhuang mwngh. Compare loanwords in neighbouring languages: Khmer មឿង (meuang), Vietnamese Mường, Chinese (měng).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemic เมือง
e m ụ̄ ɒ ŋ
Paiboon mʉʉang
(standard) IPA(key) /mɯa̯ŋ˧/

NounEdit

เมือง (mʉʉang) (classifier เมือง or แห่ง)

  1. (archaic) city-state.
  2. (archaic) fortified polity.
  3. any polity, as district, town, city, state, nation, etc.
  4. region, sphere, or domain within which someone or something occurs, prevails, or dominates.
  5. urban area.
  6. civilised polity.

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Proper nounEdit

เมือง (mʉʉang)

  1. (historical) Lan Na, a kingdom in present-day Northern Thailand.
  2. Northern Thailand.