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 (phay4) or ၾႆး (fay4), Tai Nüa ᥜᥭᥰ (fay2), Zhuang feiz, Bouyei fix, Saek วี๊.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemic ไฟ
ai v
Romanization Paiboon fai
Royal Institute fai
(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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