ข้า

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See also: ขา and ข่า

Thai[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *kraːᶜ (slave). Cognate with Lao ຂ້າ (khā), ᦃᦱᧉ (ẋaa2), Shan ၶႃႈ (khāa).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicข้า
kʰ ˆ ā
Phonemicค่า
g ˋ ā
RomanizationPaiboonkâa
Royal Institutekha
(standard) IPA(key)/kʰaː˥˩/
Homophonesค่า
ฆ่า

Noun[edit]

ข้า (kâa)

  1. (archaic) citizen.
  2. attendant; retainer; servant.
  3. slave.

Derived terms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ข้า (kâa)

  1. (archaic, now chiefly humorous) a first person pronoun, used when addressing a person of equal or lower status.

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