ขี้

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See also: , ขี่, and ขู่

Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *C̬.qɯjᶜ (excrement). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨡᩦ᩶, Lao ຂີ້ (khī), ᦃᦲᧉ (ẋii2), Shan ၶီႈ (khīi), Ahom 𑜁𑜣 (khii), Zhuang haex, Saek ไกฺ. Compare Sui ggeex, Proto-Kra *kaiᶜ and Proto-Hlai *ɦaːjʔ (whence haːj³ in most modern lects). Compare also Proto-Austronesian *Caqi (whence Paiwan tsaqi, Malay tahi, Malagasy tay).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicขี้
kʰ ī ˆ
Phonemicคี่
g ī ˋ
RomanizationPaiboonkîi
Royal Institutekhi
(standard) IPA(key)/kʰiː˥˩/
Homophonesคี่

Verb[edit]

ขี้ (kîi) (abstract noun การขี้)

  1. (vulgar) to defecate; to have a bowel movement.

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Synonyms[edit]

Synonyms

Noun[edit]

ขี้ (kîi)

  1. (vulgar) faeces.
  2. (vulgar) any dirty substance, unwanted substance, or waste matter discharged from or found on the body, as scurf, snot, earwax, etc.

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Related terms

Synonyms[edit]

faeces

Particle[edit]

ขี้ (kîi)

  1. (sometimes considered vulgar) used as a prefix to any word to form a noun, indicating the state of being a dirty substance, unwanted substance, or waste matter.
  2. (sometimes considered vulgar) used as a prefix to any word to form an adjective or adverb, indicating a tendency, propensity, habit, behaviour, or condition, especially an unfavourable one.

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