ຊາວ

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Lao[edit]

Lao cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : ຊາວ (sāo)
    Ordinal : ທີຊາວ (thī sāo)

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate with Isan ซาว, Northern Thai ᨪᩣ᩠ᩅ, ᦌᦱᧁ (saaw), Shan သၢဝ်း (saaw4), Ahom 𑜏𑜧 (saw).

Numeral[edit]

ຊາວ (sāo)

  1. twenty

Coordinate terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Cognate with Thai ชาว (chaao), Northern Thai ᨩᩣ᩠ᩅ, ᦋᦱᧁ (tsaaw), Shan ၸၢဝ်း (tsaaw4).

Noun[edit]

ຊາວ (sāo)

  1. inhabitant, native; person
  2. (colloquial) tribe, group

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Tai *zaːwᴬ (to wash). Cognate with Thai ซาว (saao).

Verb[edit]

ຊາວ (sāo) (abstract noun ການຊາວ)

  1. to wash in water with hands