ทราย

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Southwestern Tai *zaːjᴬ (sand), from Proto-Tai *zwɯəjᴬ (sand), from Old Chinese (OC *sraːl, *sraːls, “sand”). Cognate with Lao ຊາຍ (sāi), Shan သၢႆး (saay4), Ahom 𑜏𑜩 (say) or 𑜏𑜩𑜤 (sayu), Zhuang saiz.

This word was written ซาย (saai) (with a (sɔɔ) initial) in documents prior to the 18th century, but shifted to the current spelling (with a cluster ทร initial) during the 18–19th centuries, possibly under the popular misconception that this word was of Khmer origin, and that the s- initial had developed from an earlier *dr-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic ทราย
d r ā y
Phonemic ซาย
z ā y
Paiboon saai
(standard) IPA(key) /saːj˧/
Homophones ไซน์

Noun[edit]

ทราย (saai)

  1. sand.

Derived terms[edit]