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PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicแสง
æ s ŋ
RomanizationPaiboonsɛ̌ɛng
Royal Institutesaeng
(standard) IPA(key)/sɛːŋ˩˩˦/

Etymology 1Edit

Cognate with Old Khmer sēṅa, seṅ (radiance, brilliance; luster, gleam; etc); Modern Khmer សែង (saeng); Lao ແສງ (sǣng); Shan သႅင် (sǎeng).

NounEdit

แสง (sɛ̌ɛng)

  1. light.
  2. (figuratively and archaic) shining one, especially diamond, jewel, precious stone, etc.

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Khmer seṅ (to carry on the shoulder; to wear over the shoulder; etc). Cognate with Modern Khmer សែង (saeng, to carry on the shoulder; weapon; etc); Lao ແສງ (sǣng).

NounEdit

แสง (sɛ̌ɛng)

  1. (when referring to a royal one: พระ~) weapon.
  2. (slang, vulgar) (พระ~) used as an intensifier: the heck, the hell, the fuck, etc.