ไร่

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See also: ไร้ and ไร

Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *rɤjᴮ (dry field). Cognate with Northern Thai ᩁᩱ᩵, Isan ไฮ่, Lao ໄຮ່ (hai), ᦺᦣᧈ (hay1), Shan ႁႆႈ (hāy), Ahom 𑜑𑜩 (hay), Zhuang rei. Sagart (2011) considers this a borrowing from Austroasiatic, compare Proto-Mon-Khmer *sreʔ (field); Vietnamese rẫy is a back-loan from Tai.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicไร่
ai r ˋ
RomanizationPaiboonrâi
Royal Instituterai
(standard) IPA(key)/raj˥˩/

Noun[edit]

ไร่ (râi)

  1. terrace (on a mountain slope).
  2. plantation, field (planted in crops other than cereals).
  3. rai, area of land equal to 4 ngan (งาน), or 400 square wa (ตารางวา), or 1600 square meters.