ลาว

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of uncertain origin. Compare Old Khmer lahv, lāhv, lāhva; Lao ລາວ(lāo); ᦟᦱᧁ(laav).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemic ลาว
l ā w
Paiboon laao
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /läːw˧/
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Adjective[edit]

ลาว ‎(laao)

  1. (derogatory)
    1. being from a low social class; uncivilised; countrified.
    2. unfashionable.
    3. dull, unintelligent, or slow of understanding.
    4. gauche, awkward, or lacking social graces.
  2. Lao:
    1. of or pertaining to Laos, its people, or their language.
      ภาษาลาว  ―  paa-sǎa laao   ―  Lao (language)
      ชาวลาว  ―  chaao laao   ―  Lao (person)
      คนลาว  ―  kon laao   ―  Lao (person)
    2. (archaic) of or pertaining to Northern Thailand, Northern Thai people, or Northern Thai language.
    3. (archaic) of or pertaining to Lan Na, an ancient kingdom in Northern Thailand.

Noun[edit]

ลาว ‎(laao)

  1. a type of traditional Thai songs, as ลาวดวงเดือน (laao-duuang-dʉʉan) and ลาวคำหอม (laao-kam-hɔ̌ɔm).
  2. Lao:
    1. a member of a people of Laos.
    2. (archaic) a member of a people of Northern Thailand.
    3. (archaic) a member of the people of Lan Na, an ancient kingdom in Northern Thailand.

Proper noun[edit]

ลาว ‎(laao)

  1. Laos.
    ประเทศลาว  ―  bprà-têet laao   ―  Laos (country)
    เมืองลาว  ―  mʉʉang laao   ―  Laos (country)
  2. Lao:
    1. the language of the people of Laos.
    2. (archaic) the Northern Thai language.
  3. (archaic) Lan Na, an ancient kingdom in Northern Thailand.