ไหว้

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See also: ไหว

Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare ᦺᦛᧉ (v̇ay2).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic ไหว้
ai h w ˆ
Phonemic ว่าย
w ˋ ā y
Paiboon wâai
(standard) IPA(key) /waːj˥˩/
Homophones ว่าย

Noun[edit]

ไหว้ (wâai)

  1. The wai: a gesture of thanks, apology, or greeting, made by pressing the palms together with a slight bow.

Verb[edit]

ไหว้ (wâai) (abstract noun การไหว้)

  1. To make a wai.

See also[edit]

  • ນົບ (nop) (a similar gesture used in Laos)
  • សំពះ (sâmpeăh) (a similar gesture used in Cambodia)