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), 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.

Derived terms[edit]