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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *ʰlekᴰ (iron), from Old Chinese (*l̥ʰiːɡ, “iron”). Cognate with Lao ເຫລັກ (lek), Zhuang lek, lik (iron).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic เหล็ก
e h l ˘ k
Phonemic เหฺล็ก
e h ̥ l ˘ k
Paiboon lèk
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /lek̚˨˩/

NounEdit

เหล็ก (lèk)

  1. iron, Fe
  2. metal tool
  3. metal, steel, iron

AdjectiveEdit

เหล็ก (lèk)

  1. strong
  2. made of iron

Derived termsEdit