มะเขือ

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From elision of หมากเขือ. เขือ (kʉ̌ʉa) is ultimately from Middle Chinese (MC ɡɨɑ, “eggplant; aubergine”). Cognate with Lao ໝາກເຂືອ (māk khư̄a), Shan မၢၵ်ႇၶိူဝ် (màak khǒe).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicมะเขือ
m a e kʰ ụ̄ ɒ
Phonemic
มะ-เขือ
m a – e kʰ ụ̄ ɒ
RomanizationPaiboonmá-kʉ̌ʉa
Royal Institutema-khuea
(standard) IPA(key)/ma˦˥.kʰɯa̯˩˩˦/(R)

Noun[edit]

มะเขือ (má-kʉ̌ʉa)

  1. eggplant, aubergine.

Derived terms[edit]