ไข้

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See also: ไข and ไข่

Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *k.raj (illness; fever). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨡᩱ ᩶, Lao ໄຂ້ (khai), ᦺᦃᧉ (ẋay2), Shan ၶႆႈ (khāy), Ahom 𑜁𑜩 (khay).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicไข้
ai kʰ ˆ
Phonemicไค่
ai g ˋ
RomanizationPaiboonkâi
Royal Institutekhai
(standard) IPA(key)/kʰaj˥˩/

Noun[edit]

ไข้ (kâi)

  1. sickness; illness (as in คนไข้ (kon-kâi), เจ็บไข้ (jèp-kâi), ป่วยไข้).
  2. fever; pyrexia; a higher-than-normal body temperature of a person.