ไฟ

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *wɤjᴬ (fire). Cognate with Northern Thai ᩱᨼ (fai), Lao ໄຟ (fai), ᦺᦝ (fay), Tai Dam ꪼꪡ, Shan ၽႆး (pháy) or ၾႆး (fáy), Tai Nüa ᥜᥭᥰ (fay2), Zhuang feiz, Bouyei fix, Saek วี๊. Within Kra-Dai, compare Sui vil (fire), Southern Kam buil (fire). Compare also Proto-Austronesian *Sapuy (whence Tagalog apoy, Malay api).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicไฟ
ai v
RomanizationPaiboonfai
Royal Institutefai
(standard) IPA(key)/faj˧/

Noun[edit]

ไฟ (fai)

  1. fire; flame.
  2. light; light source.
  3. (colloquial) electricity.
  4. (slang) energy; spirit; vitality.

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