แม่เลี้ยง

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From แม่ (mɛ̂ɛ, woman; mother) +‎ เลี้ยง (líiang, foster; to foster, to nurture, to breed; to maintain; to host; to feast; etc).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicแม่เลี้ยง
æ m ˋ e l ī ˆ y ŋ
Phonemicแม่-เลี้ยง
æ m ˋ – e l ī ˆ y ŋ
RomanizationPaiboonmɛ̂ɛ-líiang
Royal Institutemae-liang
(standard) IPA(key)/mɛː˥˩.lia̯ŋ˦˥/

Noun[edit]

แม่เลี้ยง (mɛ̂ɛ-líiang) (classifier คน)

  1. (colloquial) foster mother; stepmother.
  2. (dialect) wealthy woman; woman in charge, woman in authority, mistress, bosslady; woman of rank, woman of distinction; influential woman.

Synonyms[edit]

foster mother; stepmother

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