ເກົ້າ

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Lao[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Lao cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : ເກົ້າ (kao)
    Ordinal : ທີ່ເກົ້າ (thī kao)

From Proto-Tai *kɤwᶜ (nine), from Middle Chinese (MC kɨuX, “nine”), from Old Chinese (OC *kuʔ), from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *d/s-kəw. Cognate with Thai เก้า (gâao), Northern Thai ᨠᩮᩢ᩶ᩣ, ᦂᧁᧉ (k̇aw2), Tai Dam ꪹꪀ꫁ꪱ, Shan ၵဝ်ႈ (kāw), Tai Nüa ᥐᥝᥲ (kàw), Ahom 𑜀𑜧 (kaw), Bouyei guz, Zhuang gouj, Saek กู̂.

Numeral[edit]

ເກົ້າ (kao)

  1. nine.

Coordinate terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Tai *krawᶜ (head). Compare Proto-Austronesian *qulu, Chinese . Cognate with Thai เกล้า (glâao).

Noun[edit]

ເກົ້າ (kao)

  1. (rare) head.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Tai *klawᶜ (hair knot). Cognate with Thai เกล้า (glâao).

Noun[edit]

ເກົ້າ (kao)

  1. headhair.
  2. hair knot/bun.

Verb[edit]

ເກົ້າ (kao) (abstract noun ການເກົ້າ)

  1. to make a hair knot/bun.