ภัย

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit भय (bhaya, fear; fright); probably via Angkorian Old Khmer bhay, bhaya (fear; fright). Compare Old Khmer bhai, bhaiya, bhaiyya; Modern Khmer ភ័យ (phôy). Cognate with Thai ภย; Lao ໄພ (phai).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic ภัย
bʰ ạ y
Phonemic ไพ
ai b
Paiboon pai
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /pʰaj˧/
Homophones ไพ

Noun[edit]

ภัย (pai)

  1. fear; fright.
  2. source thereof, as thief, outlaw, danger, peril, disease, disaster, risk, etc.

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