ข้าว

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See also: ขาว and ข่าว

Thai[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Southwestern Tai *khaau, from Proto-Tai *C̬.qawᶜ (rice). Compare Lao ເຂົ້າ (khao); ᦃᧁᧉ (ẋaw2); Vietnamese gạo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic ข้าว
kʰ ˆ ā w
Phonemic ค่าว
g ˋ ā w
เค่า
e g ˋ ā
Paiboon kâao kâo
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /kʰaːw˥˩/ /kʰaw˥˩/
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Usage notes[edit]

  • Kâao is the modern pronunciation of the term.
  • Kâo is its archaic pronunciation, which still remains in many dialects.

Noun[edit]

ข้าว (kâao)

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

Derived terms[edit]