เบา

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Thai[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemic เบา
e ɓ ā
Paiboon bao
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /baw˧/

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Tai *C̥.bawᴬ (light (in weight)). Cognate with Lao ເບົາ (bao), ᦢᧁ (ḃaw), Shan မဝ် (maw1), Ahom 𑜉𑜨𑜧 (mow), Zhuang mbaeu.

Verb[edit]

เบา (bao) (abstract noun การเบา)

  1. to relieve; to relax; to lighten; to lessen; to get better; to abate.
  2. to slow down; to decelerate; to retard; to slow up.

Adjective[edit]

เบา (bao) (abstract noun ความเบา)

  1. soft; gentle.
  2. lower (of volume).
  3. slow; not fast.
  4. light; not heavy (of weight).
  5. (colloquial) unintelligent; dumb; gullible.
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Adverb[edit]

เบา (bao) (abstract noun ความเบา)

  1. softly; gently.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

เบา (bao)

  1. (dated) urine.

Verb[edit]

เบา (bao) (abstract noun การเบา)

  1. (dated) to urinate; to pee.