The Alternative Thai Dictionary: ทาน

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Entry definition

ทาน 〈thān〉 pronunciation
  • [tʰä̃ːn˧]
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etymology 1
  • From Sanskrit दान 〈dāna〉.
noun: {{head}}
  1. gift (act of giving; thing given), especially for charitable purpose.
etymology 2
  • Shortened from รับประทาน 〈rạb prathān〉.
verb: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) to masticate and eject.
    • ทานหมากฝรั่ง To chew gums.
  2. (colloquial) to masticate and swallow; to eat.
    • ทานก๋วยเตี๋ยว To eat noodles.
  3. (colloquial) to drink.
    • ทานเหล้า To drink liquor.
etymology 3
verb: {{head}}
  1. to bear or hold up (a load, mass, structure, part, etc.); to serve as a foundation for.
  2. to sustain or withstand (weight, pressure, strain, etc.)
  3. to undergo or endure with patience; to tolerate.
  4. to proof; to examine for flaw, error, etc.

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