ว่าย

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See also: วาย

Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Lao ຫວ້າຍ (wāi), Northern Thai ᩉ᩠ᩅ᩶ᩣ᩠ᨿ, ᦛᦻᧉ (v̇aay2), Shan ဝၢႆႈ (wāay). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicว่าย
w ˋ ā y
RomanizationPaiboonwâai
Royal Institutewai
(standard) IPA(key)/waːj˥˩/
Homophonesไหว้

Verb[edit]

ว่าย (wâai) (abstract noun การว่าย)

  1. to swim.

Usage notes[edit]

It is usually followed by น้ำ (náam) becoming ว่ายน้ำ (wâai-náam).