ถวาย

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Khmer thvāya, tâvāya, tvāy, thvāy, thvai (to make an offering, present, or make a gift (to gods, royalty, etc)); or from Old Mon twāy (to present (to a king)). Cognate with Modern Khmer ថ្វាយ (thvaay). Extended as Thai ดงวาย, ตังวาย.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicถวาย
tʰ w ā y
Phonemicถะ-หฺวาย
tʰ a – h ̥ w ā y
RomanizationPaiboontà-wǎai
Royal Institutetha-wai
(standard) IPA(key)/tʰa˨˩.waːj˩˩˦/

Verb[edit]

ถวาย (tà-wǎai) (abstract noun การถวาย)

  1. to offer, present, give, donate, or dedicate (to gods, priests, or royal persons).