งิ้ว

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemic งิ้ว
ŋ i ˆ w
Paiboon ngíu
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /ŋiw˦˥/

Etymology 1[edit]

Possibly from Cantonese , shortened from 俳優 (comedy).

Noun[edit]

งิ้ว (ngíu)

  1. Chinese opera.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Shan ၼိဝ်ႉ (niw5)

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Noun[edit]

งิ้ว (ngíu)

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