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), Zhuang gyaeq.

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.

Derived terms[edit]