ชาย

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Thai[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicชาย
d͡ʑ ā y
RomanizationPaiboonchaai
Royal Institutechai
(standard) IPA(key)/t͡ɕʰaːj˧/

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Tai *ʑaːjᴬ (male). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨩᩣ᩠ᨿ, Lao ຊາຍ (sāi), ᦋᦻ (tsaay), Shan ၸၢႆး (tsáay), Tai Nüa ᥓᥣᥭᥰ (tsaay2), Ahom 𑜋𑜩 (chay), Zhuang sai.

Noun[edit]

ชาย (chaai)

  1. male; man.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Tai *ʑaːjᴬ (eaves). Cognate with Lao ຊາຍ (sāi).

Noun[edit]

ชาย (chaai)

  1. edge.
  2. eaves.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

ชาย (chaai) (abstract noun การชาย)

  1. (of the afternoon sun) to decline; to be in descent.

Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

ชาย (chaai) (abstract noun การชาย)

  1. (of wind) to blow gently.

Etymology 5[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ชาย (chaai)

  1. (poetic) seemingly; rather.