ขา

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See also: ข่า and ข้า

Thai[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemic ขา
kʰ ā
Paiboon kǎa
(standard) IPA(key) /kʰaː˩˩˦/

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Tai *p.qaːᴬ (leg). Cognate with Lao ຂາ (khā). Compare Chinese (OC *kʰraːw, “leg”) and Min Chinese (“leg, foot”).

Noun[edit]

ขา (kǎa)

  1. (anatomy) leg.
  2. something resembling or suggesting a leg or legs, as a table leg, chair leg, trouser leg, easel, tripod, etc.

Etymology 2[edit]

Uncertain.

Noun[edit]

ขา (kǎa)

  1. (archaic) a traditional unit of gold weight, being a subunit of บาท (bàat).
  2. (colloquial) occasion, time; round, turn.
  3. (colloquial) person.
  4. (colloquial) ally; comrade; mate; partner.
  5. (especially in an illegal or wrongful activity, as gambling, cardplaying, etc) participant.

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ขา (kǎa)

  1. (archaic) a third person pronoun used to inclusively refer to two or more persons.
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Etymology 4[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ขา (kǎa)

  1. used to express affirmation, assent, or acknowledgment.

Particle[edit]

ขา (kǎa)

  1. a familiar or disrespectful particle placed after an appellation, especially in an expression of doubt, interrogation, or suggestion.
Usage notes[edit]
  • The interjection/particle was formerly employed by male nobles, but now it is only used by females.
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