สาว

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Thai[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicสาว
s ā w
RomanizationPaiboonsǎao
Royal Institutesao
(standard) IPA(key)/saːw˩˩˦/

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Tai *saːwᴬ (unmarried woman). Cognate with Lao ສາວ (sāo), ᦉᦱᧁ (ṡaaw), Tai Nüa ᥔᥣᥝᥲ (sàaw), Shan သၢဝ် (sǎaw), Ahom 𑜏𑜧 (saw), 𑜏𑜨𑜧 (sow), 𑜏𑜧𑜤 (sawu), 𑜏𑜧𑜈𑜫 (saww), or 𑜏𑜦𑜡 (soo), Zhuang sau.

Noun[edit]

สาว (sǎao)

  1. girl, young woman.
  2. bride.
Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

สาว (sǎao) (abstract noun ความสาว)

  1. youthful, juvenile, girlish.

Etymology 2[edit]

Cognate with Lao ສາວ (sāo).

Verb[edit]

สาว (sǎao) (abstract noun การสาว)

  1. to drag, to tow.