လႆႈ

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Shan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *ɗajꟲ (to obtain). Cognate with Thai ได้ (dâai), Lao ໄດ້ (dai), Northern Thai ᨯᩱ᩶, ᦺᦡᧉ (ḋay2), Tai Dam ꪼꪒ꫁, Zhuang ndaej. Compare Sui qdyais (to get, to obtain), Southern Kam lis (to get), Proto-Hlai *ɗɯː (to get).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

လႆႈ (lāi) (abstract noun လွင်ႈလႆႈ)

  1. to get; to obtain; to receive
  2. (auxiliary) Used before a verb to indicate that one has done or has an opportunity to do the action.
  3. (auxiliary) Used before a verb to express that the action must be done.
  4. (auxiliary) Used after a verb to express that the action can be done.

References[edit]

  • Moeng, Sao Tern (1995) Shan-English Dictionary[1], Dunwoody Press. Searchable online at SEAlang.net.