หนู

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *ʰnuːᴬ (mouse; rat). Cognate with Northern Thai ᩉ᩠ᨶᩪ, Lao ໜູ (), ᦐᦴ (ṅuu), Tai Dam ꪘꪴ, Shan ၼူ (nǔu), Zhuang nou, Saek หนู่. Compare Sui hnoc (mouse, rat) and Southern Kam not (mouse, rat).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicหนู
h n ū
Phonemicหฺนู
h ̥ n ū
RomanizationPaiboonnǔu
Royal Institutenu
(standard) IPA(key)/nuː˩˩˦/

Noun[edit]

หนู (nǔu)

  1. (zoology) murid: member of the Muridae family.
  2. mouse; rat.

Pronoun[edit]

หนู (nǔu)

  1. (colloquial) a term of endearment used as a second person pronoun to address a young/younger person or person of lower status.
  2. (colloquial) a humble term used as a first person pronoun when speaking to an older person or person of higher status.

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