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 (khày), Ahom 𑜁𑜩 (khay), Bouyei jais, Zhuang gyaeq. Compare Sui geis (egg) and Southern Kam geiv (egg).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicไข่
ai kʰ ˋ
RomanizationPaiboonkài
Royal Institutekhai
(standard) IPA(key)/kʰaj˨˩/

Noun[edit]

ไข่ (kài) (classifier ใบ or ฟอง or ลูก)

  1. egg; roe; spawn:
    1. roundish reproductive body.
    2. ovum.
  2. ovoid or round object: ball, bead, etc.
  3. (colloquial) testicle.
  4. (colloquial) zero (of score).

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.

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