នាង

See also: នឹង and និង

KhmerEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Chinese (OC *naŋ, “young woman”). Cognate with Thai นาง (naang), ᦓᦱᧂ (naang), Tai Nüa ᥢᥣᥒᥰ (näang), Vietnamese nàng, Burmese နန်း (nan:).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic and Phonemic នាង
nāṅ
WT romanisation niəng
(standard) IPA(key) /niəŋ/

NounEdit

នាង (niəng)

  1. Miss, young lady, girl, young woman (married or unmarried)
  2. (chess) queen
  3. silkworm

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Khmer · កូនចត្រង្គ (koun caʼtrɑng) (layout · text)
           
ខុន (khon) នាង (niəng) ទូក (tuuk) គោល (kool) សេះ (seh) ត្រី (trəy)

PronounEdit

នាង (niəng)

  1. you, your (addressing a female younger than the speaker or very young children of either sex)
  2. I, me, my (young woman speaking)
  3. (perhaps derogatory) she, her (referring to a woman younger than the speaker; may be pejorative)