พายุ

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Thai[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Pali bāyu (wind). Cognate with Modern Khmer ព្យុះ (pyuh); Lao ພາຍຸ (phā nyu). Compare Old Khmer vyuha; Sanskrit वायु (vāyu).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic พายุ
b ā y u
Phonemic พา-ยุ
b ā – y u
Paiboon paa-yú
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /pʰaː˧.juʔ˦˥/

Noun[edit]

พายุ (paa-yú)

  1. (elegant, poetic) air; breath; wind.
  2. (royal) (พระ~) faint.
  3. storm; tempest.

Usage notes[edit]

  • As for the second sense, the alternative form วาโย is more commonly used.