สาม

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Thai[edit]

Thai cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : สาม (sǎam)
    Ordinal : ที่สาม (tîi-sǎam)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *saːm (three), from Middle Chinese (MC sam, “three”). Cognate with Northern Thai ᩈᩣ᩠ᨾ, Lao ສາມ (sām), ᦉᦱᧄ (ṡaam), Tai Dam ꪎꪱꪣ, Shan သၢမ် (sǎam), Tai Nüa ᥔᥣᥛᥴ (sáam), Ahom 𑜏𑜪 (saṃ), Bouyei saaml, Zhuang sam.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicสาม
s ā m
RomanizationPaiboonsǎam
Royal Institutesam
(standard) IPA(key)/saːm˩˩˦/(R)

Numeral[edit]

สาม

  1. 3 (Thai numeral: (3))

Noun[edit]

สาม (sǎam)

  1. three.
  2. (archaic) third son.

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