งิ้ว

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statue at Wat Phai Rong Wua depicting a group of people climbing a red cotton tree in hell

Etymology 1[edit]

Possibly from Cantonese , shortened from 俳優 (comedy).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicงิ้ว
ŋ i ˆ w
RomanizationPaiboonngíu
Royal Institutengio
(standard) IPA(key)/ŋiw˦˥/

Noun[edit]

งิ้ว (ngíu)

  1. Chinese opera.

Usage notes[edit]

Uses the following classifiers, depending on form:

Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Shan ၼိဝ်ႉ (nḭ̂w).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

งิ้ว (ngíu)

  1. (botany) red cotton tree: the plant Bombax ceiba L. of the family Bombacaceae (now Bombacoideae in Malvaceae).