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กะเทย

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EtymologyEdit

From Khmer ខ្ទើយ (ktəəy, hermaphrodite; to be hermaphrodite), from Proto-Mon-Khmer *gɗəəy (sexually abnormal male). Cognate with Lao ກະເທີຽ (ka thœ̄i), ກະເທີຍ (ka thœ̄i), Literary Mon kamnuy (eunuch)[script?], via the derived Proto-Mon-Khmer form *gmɗəəy.

NounEdit

กะเทย (kàthoey)

  1. kathoey, a male-to-female transsexual, transvestite, or an effeminate gay man.
  2. hermaphrodite
  3. fruit with undeveloped seeds