หมา

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *ʰmaːᴬ (dog). Cognate with Lao ໝາ (); ᦖᦱ (máa); Shan မႃ (maa); Zhuang ma.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic หมา
h m ā
Phonemic หฺมา
h ̥ m ā
Paiboon mǎa
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /maː˩˩˦/

Noun[edit]

หมา (mǎa) (classifier ตัว)

  1. (sometimes considered vulgar) canine: any animal of the family Canidae, as dog, coyote, fox, jackal, wolf, etc.
  2. (เนื้อ~) dogmeat.

Usage notes[edit]

The term is sometimes considered vulgar. It is often replaced by the term สุนัข (sù-nák) for formality.

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Adjective[edit]

หมา (mǎa)

  1. (slang, vulgar) bad; rude; vulgar.

Adverb[edit]

หมา (mǎa)

  1. (slang, vulgar) badly; rudely; vulgarly.
  2. (slang, vulgar) extremely; very.