หมา

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *ʰmaːᴬ (dog). Cognate with Northern Thai ᩉ᩠ᨾᩣ, Lao ໝາ (), ᦖᦱ (ṁaa), Tai Dam ꪢꪱ, Shan မႃ (mǎa), Tai Nüa ᥛᥣᥴ (máa), Aiton မႃ, Ahom 𑜉𑜠 (ma), Zhuang ma, Saek หม่า.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicหมา
h m ā
Phonemicหฺมา
h ̥ m ā
RomanizationPaiboonmǎa
Royal Institutema
(standard) 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.
  3. (slang, vulgar, humorous, sarcastic) person betrayed, fooled, deceived, deserted, or disregarded by someone or something.

Usage notes[edit]

For formality or politeness, the term สุนัข (sù-nák) is often used instead.

Synonyms[edit]

canine

Derived terms[edit]

Derived terms

Adjective[edit]

หมา (mǎa)

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

Adverb[edit]

หมา (mǎa)

  1. (slang, vulgar) badly; rudely; vulgarly.