ការ

KhmerEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

Etymology 1Edit

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

ParticleEdit

ការ (kaa)

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

NounEdit

ការ (kaa)

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

VerbEdit

ការ (kaa) (abstract noun ការការ)

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

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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

VerbEdit

ការ (kaa) (abstract noun ការការ)

  1. to protect, defend, prevent
Derived termsEdit

Affixed formsEdit


PaliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

ការ m

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

DeclensionEdit