เผา

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *prawᴬ (to burn (tr.)). Cognate with Lao ເຜົາ (phao), Shan ၽဝ် (phaw1), Ahom 𑜇𑜧 (phaw).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemic เผา
e pʰ ā
Paiboon pǎo
(standard) IPA(key) /pʰaw˩˩˦/

Verb[edit]

เผา (pǎo) (abstract noun การเผา)

  1. to burn; to combust.
  2. to roast: to cook by direct exposure to fire or heat.
  3. (slang) to do something in a quick-and-dirty or slapdash manner.
  4. (slang) to dish the dirt on; to gossip about; to speak ill of.