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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *m̩.pelᴬ (to be; to become). Cognate with Thai เป็น (bpen), Northern Thai ᨸᩮ᩠ᨶ, ᦔᦲᧃ (ṗiin), Tai Nüa ᥙᥥᥢ (pen), Shan ပဵၼ် (pěn), Ahom 𑜈𑜢𑜃𑜫 (bin), Zhuang baenz, Saek พั๊น.

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VerbEdit

ເປັນ (pen) (abstract noun ການເປັນ)

  1. (predicative linking verb) to be; to become, get
  2. to live, exist
  3. to be ill

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