Thai edit

Pronunciation edit

e h ˘ n
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(standard) IPA(key)/hen˩˩˦/(R)

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Tai *tranᴬ (to see). Cognate with Northern Thai ᩉᩢ᩠ᨶ (han), Lao ເຫັນ (hen), ᦠᧃ (ḣan), Tai Dam ꪹꪬꪸꪙ, Shan ႁၼ် (hǎn), Tai Nüa ᥞᥢᥴ (hán), Aiton ꩭꩫ် (han), Ahom 𑜑𑜃𑜫 (han), Bouyei ranl, Zhuang raen, Nong Zhuang taen.

Verb edit

เห็น (hěn) (abstract noun การเห็น)

  1. to see: to perceive visually or mentally.
  2. to think; to opine; to view; to consider; to feel.
  3. (~จะ) to seem, to appear; to be likely (to), to have the possibility (for, to, etc).
  4. (~แก่) to favour; to be in favour (of); to give more importance, preference, or respect (to); to treat or regard as more important or favourable; to care.
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Etymology 2 edit

From Proto-Tai *ʰɲelᴬ (civet cat). Cognate with Isan เหง็น, Lao ເຫງັນ (ngen) or ເຫັນ (hen), ᦠᦲᧃ (ḣiin), Tai Dam ꪹꪐꪸꪙ, Shan ႁဵၼ် (hǎen), Tai Nüa ᥞᥥᥢᥴ (hén), Ahom 𑜑𑜢𑜃𑜫 (hin), Tày hên.

Noun edit

เห็น (hěn)

  1. (อี~, นาง~, กระ~) civet: any mammal of the family Viverridae.