ยี่

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Thai[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicยี่
y ī ˋ
RomanizationPaiboonyîi
Royal Instituteyi
(standard) IPA(key)/jiː˥˩/
Homophonesญี่

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Chinese (MC ȵiɪH, “two”). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨿᩦ᩵, Lao ຍີ່ (nyī), Bouyei ngih.

Numeral[edit]

ยี่ (yîi)

  1. 2 (Thai numeral: (2)).
  2. second.
Synonyms[edit]
  • (two): See synonyms at สอง (sɔ̌ɔng).

Usage notes[edit]

ยี่ in these senses only appears in ยี่สิบ (yîi-sìp) and เดือนยี่.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Chinese (MC jiɪ, jiɪn, “tiger of Chinese zodiac”). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨿᩦ᩵, Lao ຍີ່ (nyī), ᦍᦲ (yii).

Noun[edit]

ยี่ (yîi)

  1. (astrology) a year of the Tiger, the third year under the twelve-year lunar cycle.
Synonyms[edit]
  • (year of the Tiger): See synonyms at ขาล (kǎan).