ใน

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Thai[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicใน
au n
Phonemicไน
ai n
RomanizationPaiboonnai
Royal Institutenai
(standard) IPA(key)/naj˧/
Homophones

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Tai *C̥.daɰᴬ (inside), from Middle Chinese (MC nuʌiH, “inside”). Cognate with Lao ໃນ (nai), ᦺᦓ (nay), Shan ၼႂ်း (náue), Ahom 𑜃𑜧 (naw), Zhuang ndaw.

Preposition[edit]

ใน (nai)

  1. in; inside; within; amidst; into.
  2. (of time) on; at; during.

Adjective[edit]

ใน (nai)

  1. internal; interior; inner.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Khmer nai, naiya, naiy, naya, nay (of; to belong to, to be the property of; belonging, property). Cognate with Modern Khmer នៃ (nɨy).

Preposition[edit]

ใน (nai)

  1. (elegant) of; belonging (to).