See also: ពី, ពុំ, and ពោះ

U+1796, ព
KHMER LETTER PO

[U+1795]
Khmer
[U+1797]

Khmer edit

Pronunciation edit

Orthographic and Phonemic
b
WT romanisation pɔɔ
(standard) IPA(key) /pɔː/

Etymology 1 edit

Letter edit

ព, ្ព (pɔɔ)

  1. twenty-third letter of the Cambodian alphabet
Usage notes edit

Etymology 2 edit

Likely cognate with Proto-Sino-Tibetan *ba (to carry (on back or shoulders))

Alternative forms edit

Verb edit

(pɔɔ) (abstract noun ការព)

  1. to carry something with one arm on the hip (especially, a child)
    កូន  ―  pɔɔ koun  ―  to carry a child with one arm on the hip
  2. (figuratively) to carry for others (feelings, responsibility,...)
Derived terms edit

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