หมู

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *ʰmuːᴬ (pig). Cognate with Northern Thai ᩉ᩠ᨾᩪ, Lao ໝູ (), ᦖᦴ (ṁuu), Tai Dam ꪢꪴ, Tai Nüa ᥛᥧᥴ (), Shan မူ (mǔu), Ahom 𑜉𑜥 (muu), Bouyei mul, Zhuang mou, Nong Zhuang mu, Saek หมู่. Compare Sui hmus (pig), Proto-Be *muːᴬ¹ (pig) (> mow¹~mu¹~mɔw¹~mo¹ across the different lects) and Proto-Hlai *hməw (pig) (whence məw¹~pəw¹~pow¹~paw⁴~pʰaw⁴~pow⁴ across the different lects).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicหมู
h m ū
Phonemic
หฺมู
h ̥ m ū
RomanizationPaiboonmǔu
Royal Institutemu
(standard) IPA(key)/muː˩˩˦/(R)

Noun[edit]

หมู (mǔu)

  1. pig.
  2. (เนื้อ~) pork.
  3. (botany)
    1. (รัก~) the plant Semecarpus albescens of the family Anacardiaceae.
    2. (แห้ว~) nutgrass, the plant Cyperus rotundus of the family Cyperaceae.
  4. (เรือ~) a type of traditional boat dug from one trunk, known for its tapering bow and stern.

Synonyms[edit]

pig

Derived terms[edit]

Derived terms

Adjective[edit]

หมู (mǔu) (abstract noun ความหมู)

  1. (slang) easy; simple; not difficult.