เข้า

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Thai[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicเข้า
e kʰ ˆ ā
Phonemicเค่า
e g ˋ ā
RomanizationPaiboonkâo
Royal Institutekhao
(standard) IPA(key)/kʰaw˥˩/

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Tai *χawᶜ (to enter). Cognate with Lao ເຂົ້າ (khao), ᦃᧁᧉ (ẋaw2), Tai Dam ꪹꪄ꫁ꪱ, Tai Nüa ᥑᥝᥲ (xàw), Shan ၶဝ်ႈ (khāw), Ahom 𑜁𑜧 (khaw), 𑜁𑜨𑜧 (khow), 𑜁𑜧𑜈𑜫 (khaww) or 𑜁𑜨𑜧𑜈𑜫 (khoww), Bouyei hauc, Zhuang haeuj.

Alternative forms[edit]

Alternative forms

Verb[edit]

เข้า (kâo) (abstract noun การเข้า)

  1. to move in or inwards: to come in, to go in, to enter, etc; to cause to do so.
  2. to arrive.
  3. to include.
  4. to insert; to mix; to mingle.
  5. to match; to fit together.
  6. to start (school, work, etc).

Adverb[edit]

เข้า (kâo)

  1. used to indicate an increasing degree.
  2. together; altogether.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

เข้า (kâo)

  1. Obsolete form of ข้าว (kâao).