กาว

See also: ก้าว

Nyah KurEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Mon-Khmer *pkaaw ~ *pkaʔ (flower). Cognate with Mon ပ္ကဴ (flower) and ကဴ (to flower), Khmer ផ្កា (phkaa), Bahnar pơkao.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

กาว (kaaw)

  1. flower.

ThaiEdit

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicกาว
k ā w
RomanizationPaiboongaao
Royal Institutekao
(standard) IPA(key)/kaːw˧/(R)
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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Chinese (MC kˠau, “glue”). Cognate with Lao ກາວ (kāo), Burmese ကော် (kau), Khmer កាវ (kaaw), Vietnamese keo.

NounEdit

กาว (gaao)

  1. adhesive, as glue, rubber cement, adhesive tape, etc.
  2. sniffing glue, a type of addictive inhalant.

AdjectiveEdit

กาว (gaao) (abstract noun ความกาว)

  1. (slang, humorous) crazy, silly, or out of one's mind, as if being intoxicated with glue.

Derived termsEdit

Derived terms

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

กาว (gaao)

  1. (historical) an ethnic group living in present-day Northern Thailand and Northeastern Thailand; person belonging to this group.