กี่

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See also: , กุ, กู, กู้, ก็, and ก.

Thai[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicกี่
k ī ˋ
RomanizationPaiboongìi
Royal Instituteki
(standard) IPA(key)/kiː˨˩/(R)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Tai *kiːᶜ (how many; several), from Middle Chinese (MC kɨiX). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨠᩦ᩵, ᦂᦲᧈ (k̇ii1), Khün ᨠᩦ᩵, Tai Nüa ᥐᥤᥱ (), Ahom 𑜀𑜣 ().

Adverb[edit]

กี่ (gìi)

  1. how many, how much (followed by classifier)
  2. several, not too many
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Chinese (MC kɨi, “loom; machine”). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨠᩦ᩵, Lao ກີ່ (), ᦂᦲᧈ (k̇ii1), Khün ᨠᩦ᩵, Shan ၵီႇ (kìi), Tai Nüa ᥐᥤᥱ ().

Noun[edit]

กี่ (gìi) (classifier หลัง)

  1. loom (weaving machine).
  2. bookbinding machine.
Synonyms[edit]