เขา

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Thai[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicเขา
e kʰ ā
Phonemicเขา
e kʰ ā
[childish]
เค้า
e g ˆ ā
RomanizationPaiboonkǎokáo
Royal Institutekhaokhao
(standard) IPA(key)/kʰaw˩˩˦//kʰaw˦˥/

Pronoun[edit]

เขา (kǎo)

  1. he; she; they.
  2. (childish) I; oneself.
Usage notes[edit]
  • The third person pronoun can be used specifically or nonspecifically, such as "เขาว่า..." (kǎo wâa...; "they say...").
  • The first person pronoun is usually used with the second person pronoun ตัวเอง (dtuua-eeng) or เตง (dteeng).

Noun[edit]

เขา (kǎo)

  1. (figuratively) one who is not on someone's part or side or is not a member of someone's group, entity, etc.
Derived terms[edit]
Derived terms

Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly borrowed from Middle Chinese (MC kʰɨu, “mountain”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicเขา
e kʰ ā
RomanizationPaiboonkǎo
Royal Institutekhao
(standard) IPA(key)/kʰaw˩˩˦/

Noun[edit]

เขา (kǎo)

  1. hill; mountain.
Derived terms[edit]
Derived terms

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Tai *qawᴬ (horn). Cognate to Northern Thai ᨡᩮᩢᩣ, Lao ເຂົາ (khao), ᦃᧁ (ẋaw), Shan ၶဝ် (khǎw), Ahom 𑜁𑜧 (khaw) or 𑜁𑜨𑜧 (khow).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicเขา
e kʰ ā
RomanizationPaiboonkǎo
Royal Institutekhao
(standard) IPA(key)/kʰaw˩˩˦/

Noun[edit]

เขา (kǎo)

  1. horn; antler.
See also[edit]
See also

Etymology 4[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicเขา
e kʰ ā
RomanizationPaiboonkǎo
Royal Institutekhao
(standard) IPA(key)/kʰaw˩˩˦/

Noun[edit]

เขา (kǎo)

  1. (นก~) any of various birds of the family Columbidae, including doves and pigeons.

Etymology 5[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicเขา
e kʰ ā
RomanizationPaiboonkǎo
Royal Institutekhao
(standard) IPA(key)/kʰaw˩˩˦/

Noun[edit]

เขา (kǎo)

  1. (somewhat archaic) climber; creeper; vine.