စီး

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Burmese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

စီး (ci:)

  1. to flow (move as a fluid)

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Classifier:

  • Phonetic respellings: စီး, ဇီး
  • IPA(key): /sí/, /zí/
  • Romanization: MLCTS: ci: • ALA-LC: cī″ • BGN/PCGN: si:/zi: • Okell: sì/sì

Verb:

Usage notes[edit]

In the classifier, the voiceless variant /sí/ occurs after /ʔ/; the voiced variant /zí/ after vowels and /ɴ/.

Classifier[edit]

စီး (ci:)

  1. numerical classifier for vehicles
    • 2006, Gene Mesher, Burmese for Beginners, p. 114:
      ကား နှစ်စီး ရှိတယ်။
      ka: hnacci: hri.tai||
      [I] have two cars.

Verb[edit]

စီး (ci:)

  1. to ride on (a vehicle)

Further reading[edit]

  • စီး 1 ‘ride on’” in The Judson Burmese–English Dictionary (Rangoon: American Baptist Mission Press 1921), page 376.
  • စီး 2 ‘flow’” in The Judson Burmese–English Dictionary (Rangoon: American Baptist Mission Press 1921), page 377.
  • စီး” in Myanmar–English Dictionary (Myanmar Language Commission 1993). Searchable online at SEAlang.net.