ไข่

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See also: ไข and ไข้

Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *qraj (egg). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨡᩱ᩵ (khai), Lao ໄຂ່ (khai), ᦺᦃᧈ (ẋay1), Shan ၶႆႇ (khai2), Ahom 𑜁𑜩 (khay), Zhuang gyaeq.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemic ไข่
ai kʰ ˋ
Paiboon kài
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /kʰaj˨˩/

Noun[edit]

ไข่ (kài)

  1. egg:
    1. (classifiers: ใบ, ฟอง, ลูก) roundish reproductive body.
    2. ovum.
    3. anything of ovoid shape.
  2. (slang) testicle.
  3. (slang) zero.

Verb[edit]

ไข่ (kài) (abstract noun การไข่)

  1. to lay an egg or eggs.
  2. (slang, chiefly used of a male) to procreate or father through sexual intercourse.