ข้าว

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See also: ขาว and ข่าว

Thai[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *C̬.qawᶜ (rice). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨢ᩶ᩣ᩠ᩅ, Lao ເຂົ້າ (khao), ᦃᧁᧉ (ẋaw2), Tai Dam ꪹꪄ꫁ꪱ, Shan ၶဝ်ႈ (khāw), Ahom 𑜁𑜧 (khaw), 𑜁𑜨𑜧 (khow) or 𑜁𑜧𑜈𑜫 (khaww), Zhuang haeux, Saek เกฺา.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicข้าว
kʰ ˆ ā w
Phonemicค่าว
g ˋ ā w
[archaic, now dialectal]
เค่า
e g ˋ ā
RomanizationPaiboonkâaokâo
Royal Institutekhaokhao
(standard) IPA(key)/kʰaːw˥˩//kʰaw˥˩/
Audio

Noun[edit]

ข้าว (kâao)

  1. rice.
  2. (colloquial) food; meal.
  3. (archaic) year.
  4. article, object, thing; belonging, possession.

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