ไฟ

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *wɤjᴬ (fire). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨼᩱ (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.

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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