แก้ว

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Thai[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemic แก้ว
æ k ˆ w
Paiboon gɛ̂ɛo
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /kɛːw˥˩/

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Khmer kēva ‎(crystal; glass; jewelry). Compare Modern Khmer កែវ ‎(kêv).

Adjective[edit]

แก้ว ‎(gɛ̂ɛo)

  1. precious, dear, or excellent like crystal or diamond.
  2. clear; transparent.

Noun[edit]

แก้ว ‎(gɛ̂ɛo)

  1. any clear, transparent substance, as crystal, diamond, glass, etc., whether natural or artificial.
  2. anything made of or resembling such a substance.
  3. anyone or anything considered precious, dear, or excellent like crystal or diamond.
  4. glass (drinking container).
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

แก้ว ‎(gɛ̂ɛo)

  1. (zoology) any of various hook-billed birds of the order Psittaciformes, as the cockatoo, lory, macaw, or parakeet.
  2. (zoology) any of various caterpillars of the families Papilionidae and Sphingidae.
  3. (zoology) the sea fish, Otolithoides biauritus (Cantor), of the family Sciaenidae.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

แก้ว ‎(gɛ̂ɛo)

  1. (botany) orange jasmine, the plant, Murraya paniculata (L.) Jack, of the family Rutaceae.
  2. (botany, now dialectal) Spanish cherry, the plant, Mimusops elengi L., of the family Sapotaceae.
  3. (botany) Mangifera indica L., a species of mango.
  4. (botany) Citrus nobilis Lour., a species of orange.
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