เขียว

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Thai[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemic เขียว
e kʰ ī y w
Paiboon kǐao
(standard) IPA(key) /kʰia̯w˩˩˦/

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Tai *xiəwᴬ (green). Cognate with Lao ຂຽວ (khiāu), Tai Dam ꪵꪄꪫ, Shan ၶဵဝ် (khew1), Ahom 𑜁𑜢𑜈𑜫 (khiw), Zhuang heu. Compare Old Khmer khiava (blue; green), Modern Khmer ខៀវ (khiĕv).

Adjective[edit]

เขียว (kǐao) (abstract noun ความเขียว)

  1. green.
  2. indigo.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Tai *xwiːwᴬ (putrid). Cognate with Lao ຂີວ (khīu), Shan ၶဵဝ် (khew1).

Adjective[edit]

เขียว (kǐao) (abstract noun ความเขียว)

  1. having an unfavourable smell like that of a fresh leaf of a tree.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

เขียว (kǐao)

  1. (งู~) green snake.
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Etymology 4[edit]

Cognate with Lao ຂຽວ (khiāu).

Verb[edit]

เขียว (kǐao)

  1. (archaic) to hurriedly or quickly move from one place to another.