พลู

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Northern Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Particularly: “Compare Khmer ម្លូ (mluu).”

Noun[edit]

พลู (pluu)

  1. Alternative form of ᨻᩖᩪ


Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Austroasiatic. Compare Mon ဇဗၠူ (həpluˀ, betel) and Vietnamese trầu (betel) (< Proto-Vietic *b-luː).[1] Cognate with Lao ພູ (phū), Northern Thai ᨻᩖᩪ, Khün ᨻᩪ, ᦗᦴ (puu), Tai Dam ꪝꪴ (ꞌpú), Tai Dón ꪝꪴ, Shan ပူႉ (pṵ̂u), Tai Nüa ᥙᥧᥳ (pu̇), Ahom 𑜆𑜥 ().

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicพลู
b l ū
Phonemic
พฺลู
b ̥ l ū
RomanizationPaiboonpluu
Royal Institutephlu
(standard) IPA(key)/pʰluː˧/(R)

Noun[edit]

พลู (pluu)

  1. betel (Piper betle).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shorto, H. A Mon-Khmer Comparative Dictionary, Ed. Paul Sidwell, 2006. #1860, p. 478