วัว

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Etymology[edit]

Compare Old Chinese (OC *ŋʷɯ). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨦᩫ᩠ᩅ, Isan งัว, Lao ງົວ (ngūa), ᦷᦣ (ho) or ᦷᦇ (ngo), Tai Dam ꪉꪺ, Shan ငူဝ်း (ngó) or ဝူဝ်း (), Ahom 𑜆𑜥 (puu) or 𑜑𑜥 (huu).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicวัว
w ạ w
RomanizationPaiboonwuua
Royal Institutewua
(standard) IPA(key)/wua̯˧/

Noun[edit]

วัว (wuua)

  1. bovine: bull, cow, ox, etc.
  2. (เนื้อ~) beef.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The term is sometimes considered informal. On formal occasions, it is often replaced by โค (koo).

Synonyms[edit]

bovine