เต่า

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Thai[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicเต่า
e t ˋ ā
RomanizationPaiboondtào
Royal Institutetao
(standard) IPA(key)/taw˨˩/

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Tai *tawᴮ (turtle). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨲᩮᩢ᩵ᩣ (tao), Lao ເຕົ່າ (tao), ᦎᧁᧈ (ṫaw1), Shan တဝ်ႇ (tàw), Ahom 𑜄𑜧 (taw).

Noun[edit]

เต่า (dtào)

  1. (zoology) turtle, tortoise, reptile of the order Testudines.
  2. (กล้วย~) (botany) a kind of plant, Polyalthia debilis Finet & Gagnep.
  3. (ขนม~) a kind of dessert, shaped like turtle.
  4. (slang) armpit.

Adjective[edit]

เต่า (dtào)

  1. (slang, mild vulgar, now chiefly in combination) sluggish; retarded.
  2. (slang, mild vulgar, now chiefly in combination) idiot; stupid.

Proper noun[edit]

เต่า (dtào)

  1. (astronomy) Orion.
Synonyms[edit]
turtle, tortoise
Polyalthia debilis Finet & Gagnep
armpit
Orion
Derived terms[edit]
Derived terms

Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly from Min Nan (tau, pocket; pouch; bag; etc).

Noun[edit]

เต่า (dtào) (classifier ผืน or ตัว)

  1. dudou.
Synonyms[edit]
dudou

Etymology 3[edit]

Compare Ahom 𑜄𑜧 (taw).

Alternative forms[edit]

Alternative forms

Noun[edit]

เต่า (dtào)

  1. (calendar, archaic) the ninth year in the twelve-year cycle.
  2. (calendar, archaic) the ninth day in the twelve-day cycle.

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

เต่า (dtào)

  1. oarlock, a piece of wood supporting oar in sampan boat.