ສາມ

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See also: ສ້າມ

Lao[edit]

Lao cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : ສາມ (sām)
    Ordinal : ທີ່ສາມ (thī sām)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *saːm (three), from Middle Chinese (MC sɑm, “three”). Cognate with Thai สาม (sǎam), Northern Thai ᩈᩣ᩠ᨾ, ᦉᦱᧄ (ṡaam), Tai Dam ꪎꪱꪣ, Shan သၢမ် (sǎam), Tai Nüa ᥔᥣᥛᥴ (sáam), Ahom 𑜏𑜪 (saṃ), Bouyei saaml, Zhuang sam.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Vientiane) IPA(key): [saːm˩(˧)]
  • (Luang Prabang) IPA(key): [saːm˥˧˧]
  • Hyphenation: ສາມ
  • Rhymes: -aːm

Numeral[edit]

ສາມ (sām)

  1. three

Coordinate terms[edit]