เบ๊

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hokkien (, horse).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicเบ๊
e ɓ ˊ
RomanizationPaiboonbée
Royal Institutebe
(standard) IPA(key)/beː˦˥/

Noun[edit]

เบ๊ (bée)

  1. (archaic, chiefly found in old Chinese fiction) transliteration of Chinese (, “horse”), such as เป๊กเบ๊อุน (bpék-bée-un), from Chinese 弼馬溫弼马温 (Bìmǎwēn).
  2. (archaic, chiefly found in old Chinese fiction) horse-mounted servant.
  3. (slang, now derogatory) servant; slave; subordinate; attendant.

Proper noun[edit]

เบ๊ (bée)

  1. A Thai Chinese surname, Ma; alternative forms include เบ้ (bêe), แบ้ (bɛ̂ɛ), หม่า (màa).