យាយ

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Khmer[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic and Phonemic យាយ
yāy
WT romanisation yiəy
(standard) IPA(key) /jiəj/

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Northern Khmer แย็ย and Thai ยาย (yaai).

Noun[edit]

យាយ (yiəy)

  1. grandmother
  2. (colloquial, slang) sugar mama
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of និយាយ (niyiəy)

Verb[edit]

យាយ (yiəy) (abstract noun ការយាយ)

  1. (slang) Aphetic form of និយាយ (niyiəy): to speak, say, talk, relate, tell
  2. (slang) to narrate
  3. (slang) to discuss, talk over
  4. (slang) to be involved (with), get involved (with)

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

យាយ

  1. Khmer script form of yāya, which is genitive/dative/ablative/instrumental/locative singular of យា (, who)