ดาว

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *t.naːwᴬ. Cognate with Lao ດາວ (dāo), Northern Thai ᨯᩣ᩠ᩅ, ᦡᦱᧁ (ḋaaw), Shan လၢဝ် (lǎaw), Zhuang ndaundeiq.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicดาว
ɗ ā w
RomanizationPaiboondaao
Royal Institutedao
(standard) IPA(key)/daːw˧/
Homophonesดาวน์

Noun[edit]

ดาว (daao)

  1. star (any sense).
  2. celebrity.
  3. (zoology) starfish
  4. (เสือ~) (zoology) leopard
  5. (แมว~) (zoology) leopard cat
  6. (กวาง~) (zoology) chital

Usage notes[edit]

(3): It is often called ปลาดาว (lit. starfish fish) even it is actually not the fish.

Synonyms[edit]