ผีเสื้อ

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ผี ‎(pǐi, spirit) +‎ เสื้อ ‎(sʉ̂ʉa, tutelar).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic ผีเสื้อ
pʰ ī e s ụ̄ ˆ ɒ
Phonemic ผี-เสื้อ
pʰ ī – e s ụ̄ ˆ ɒ
Paiboon pǐi-sʉ̂ʉa
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /pʰiː˩˩˦.sɯ(ː)a̯˥˩/
Audio

Noun[edit]

ผีเสื้อ ‎(pǐi-sʉ̂ʉa)

  1. tutelar spirit.
  2. (zoology) butterfly, an insect of the order Lepidoptera.
  3. (zoology) butterflyfish, a fish of the family Chaetodontidae, except โนรี ‎(noo-rii), Heniochus spp.

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