10.4000/moussons.666

เมือง, กรุง, นคร, ธานี ๆ. Mueang, Krung, Nakhon, Thani et les autres

Abstract

Words in the Thai language naming a town or a city are much more numerous than in western languages or even some other Asian ones. Of course, each of the eight words for town studied in this article, i.e. mueang, krung, nakhon, thani, buri, wiang, chiang and nikhom, has a proper history and a specific usage. Some even were fashionable at time. Some important features have to be mentioned: the opposition between the city of the king and the city of the merchant; then the importance of the aquatic element, particularly well-illustrated for krung that first designated a river, then the king, then a capital-city

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