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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese (MC kɑuH, kuok̚, “to report”). Cognate with Lao ກ່າວ (kāo), Shan ၵၢဝ်ႇ (kàaw), Ahom 𑜀𑜈𑜫 (kaw), 𑜀𑜨𑜧 (kow) or 𑜀𑜨𑜈𑜫 (kow).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicกล่าว
k l ˋ ā w
Phonemicกฺล่าว
k ̥ l ˋ ā w
RomanizationPaiboonglàao
Royal Instituteklao
(standard) IPA(key)/klaːw˨˩/

VerbEdit

กล่าว (glàao) (abstract noun การกล่าว)

  1. (formal) to express in words: to declare, to mention, to say, to speak, to tell, etc.
  2. (archaic) to sing.
  3. (archaic) to propose: to make a marriage offer.
  4. (archaic) to marry; to wed.

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