ม้า

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Thai[edit]

the mammal Equus caballus
a crab of the genus Portunus
the fish Boesemania microlepis
seats with legs
knight (in chess)

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicม้า
m ˆ ā
RomanizationPaiboonmáa
Royal Institutema
(standard) IPA(key)/maː˦˥/(R)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Tai *maːꟲ (horse), from Middle Chinese (MC maeX). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨾ᩶ᩣ, Khün ᨾ᩶ᩣ, Lao ມ້າ (), ᦙᦱᧉ (maa²), Tai Dam ꪣ꫁ꪱ, Tai Dón ꪝꪱꫂ, Shan မႃႉ (mâ̰a), Tai Nüa ᥛᥣᥳ (mȧa), Aiton မႃ (), Phake မႃ (), Ahom 𑜉𑜠 (ma), 𑜉𑜡 () or 𑜉𑜡𑜠 (māa), Zhuang max. Compare Proto-Be *maʔᴰ². Doublet of เบ๊ (bée).

Noun[edit]

ม้า (máa)

  1. (zoology)
    1. (classifier ตัว in general or ม้า for government-registered ones) horse: the mammal Equus caballus of the family Equidae.
    2. (classifier ตัว) (ปู~) any of various crabs of the genus Portunus, the family Portunidae.
    3. (classifier ตัว) (ปลา~) Boeseman croaker: the fish Boesemania microlepis of the family Sciaenidae.
  2. (classifier ตัว) seat with legs.
  3. (chess) (classifier ตัว) knight.
  4. (colloquial) Clipping of หน้าม้า (nâa-máa, hair fringe).
  5. (slang) (classifier เม็ด) Clipping of ยาม้า (yaa-máa, ya ma, a type of addictive drug).
Synonyms[edit]
mammal Equus caballus
hair frigne
addictive drug
Derived terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

ม้า (máa)

  1. (astronomy) (classifier ดวง) (ดาว~) Beta Arietis.
Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Thai · ตัวหมากรุก (dtuua màak-rúk) (layout · text)
♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞ ♟
คิง (king)
ขุน (kǔn)
ควีน (kwiin)
เม็ด (mét)
เรือ (rʉʉa) บิชอป (bì-chɔ́p)
โคน (koon)
อัศวิน (àt-sà-win)
ม้า (máa)
เบี้ย (bîia)

Etymology 2[edit]

From corruption of ไหม (mǎi).

Particle[edit]

ม้า (máa)

  1. (childish) Alternative form of ไหม (mǎi)

Etymology 3[edit]

Possibly from Hokkien (, mother).

Noun[edit]

ม้า (máa)

  1. (colloquial, used amongst Chinese people) mother; also used as a term of address to or title for such person, and used by such person to refer to oneself.
Synonyms[edit]

See แม่ (mɛ̂ɛ).