Khmer edit

Pronunciation edit

Orthographic and Phonemic ការ
WT romanisation kaa
(standard) IPA(key) /kaː/

Etymology 1 edit

From Pali kāra (doing) or Sanskrit कार (kāra).

Particle edit

ការ (kaa)

  1. nominalizer creating abstract nouns from verbs, also sometimes from adjectives:
    ការកំណត់  ―  kaa kɑmnɑt  ―  registration
    ការក្រ  ―  kaa krɑɑ  ―  poverty
See also edit

Noun edit

ការ (kaa)

  1. work, occupation, business, affair, matter
  2. marriage, wedding
  3. interest on a loan, profit, usury

Verb edit

ការ (kaa) (abstract noun ការការ)

  1. to wind (onto a bobbin or reel), to spin (silk)
  2. to marry

Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

Related to កា (kaa, to protect) (cited in Guesdon 1930, Jenner 2009) and កាល់ (kal) of similar meaning.

Verb edit

ការ (kaa) (abstract noun ការការ)

  1. to protect, defend, prevent
Derived terms edit

Affixed forms edit

Pali edit

Alternative forms edit

Noun edit

ការ m

  1. Khmer script form of kāra (“doing”)

Declension edit