ดินสอ

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Thai[edit]

ดินสอ (pencil)
ดินสอ (marl; limestone)

Etymology[edit]

ดิน (din, soil) +‎ สอ (sɔ̌ɔ, white). In ancient times, people used white "ดินสอ" (marl, that is now called ดินสอพอง) to write on slate. Later, western traders brought graphite sticks to write on paper. Therefore, the graphite sticks are called "ดินสอ" as well.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicดินสอ
ɗ i n s ɒ
Phonemicดิน-สอ
ɗ i n – s ɒ
RomanizationPaiboondin-sɔ̌ɔ
Royal Institutedin-so
(standard) IPA(key)/din˧.sɔː˩˩˦/

Noun[edit]

ดินสอ (din-sɔ̌ɔ)

  1. (classifier แท่ง) pencil, especially black one.
  2. (archaic) lime; marl; marly limestone.

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