เขา

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Thai[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemic เขา
e kʰ ā
Paiboon kǎo
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /kʰäw˩˩˦/

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

เขา (kǎo)

  1. hill; mountain.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Tai *qawᴬ(horn).

Noun[edit]

เขา (kǎo)

  1. horn; antler.
See also[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

เขา (kǎo)

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

Etymology 4[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

เขา (kǎo)

  1. a third person pronoun.
  2. (childish) a first person pronoun.
Usage notes[edit]
  • The pronoun is colloquially pronounced and written เค้า(káo).
  • 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]

Etymology 5[edit]

Noun[edit]

เขา (kǎo)

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