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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From a Mon-Khmer language; ultimately from Proto-Mon-Khmer *r[a]k (to love; beloved, dear). Cognate with Thai รัก (rák), Northern Thai ᩁᩢ᩠ᨠ, Isan ฮัก, ᦣᧅ (hak), Shan ႁၵ်ႉ (hâ̰k), Tai Nüa ᥞᥐᥳ (hak5). Outside Tai-Kadai, cognate with Khmer រាក់ (rĕək, friendly, cordial, pleasant; intimate, affectionate)

VerbEdit

ຮັກ (hak) (abstract noun ການຮັກ)

  1. to love

Etymology 2Edit

Cognate with Thai รัก (rák). Compare Sanskrit आर्क (ārka, crown flower), Pali akka.

NounEdit

ຮັກ (hak)

  1. (botany) crown flower