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Alternative forms

EtymologyEdit

From Khmer ខ្ទើយ (khtəəy, hermaphrodite; to be hermaphrodite). Cognate with ກະເທີຍ (ka thœ̄i).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicกะเทย
k a e d y
Phonemicกะ-เทย
k a – e d y
RomanizationPaiboongà-təəi
Royal Instituteka-thoei
(standard) IPA(key)/ka˨˩.tʰɤːj˧/

NounEdit

กะเทย (gà-təəi)

  1. (sometimes derogatory or offensive) effeminate male, whether being homosexual or not.
  2. (sometimes derogatory or offensive) male-to-female transgender.
  3. (obsolete and derogatory) male homosexual.
  4. (biology) hermaphrodite.
  5. (botany) fruit with undeveloped seeds.

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: kathoey