ม้า

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Thai[edit]

Etymology 1, Noun 1.1
Etymology 1, Noun 1.2
Etymology 1, Noun 1.3
Etymology 1, Noun 2
Etymology 1, Noun 3

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Tai *maːᶜ (horse), from Middle Chinese (MC mˠaX). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨾ᩶ᩣ, Lao ມ້າ (), ᦙᦱᧉ (maa2), Tai Nüa ᥛᥣᥳ (maa5), Shan မႃႉ (mâ̰a), Ahom 𑜉𑜠 (ma), 𑜉𑜡 (maa) or 𑜉𑜡𑜠 (maaa), Zhuang max.

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).
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Proper noun[edit]

ม้า (máa)

  1. (astronomy) (classifier ดวง) (ดาว~) Beta Arietis.
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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 as a self-reference.
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