BurmeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From အ- (a.-) +‎ သက် (sak); the latter from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *m-sak (breath; life). Compare Chinese .

PronunciationEdit

  • Phonetic respelling: အ'သက်
  • IPA(key): /ʔəθɛʔ/
  • Romanization: MLCTS: a.sak • ALA-LC: ’asak‘ • BGN/PCGN: ăthet • Okell: ătheʔ

NounEdit

အသက် (a.sak)

  1. life
  2. age
    အသက် ဘယ်လောက်လဲ။‎a.sak bhailauklai:||‎How old are you?
    အသက် ...ပါ။‎a.sak ...pa||‎I am ... (year old).
    အသက် ...ရှိပြီ။‎a.sak ...hri.pri||‎I am ... (year old).
  3. breath
  4. (figuratively) basic necessity; life-blood

ReferencesEdit