ขยาย

ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Possibly corruption of สยาย, from Old Khmer *សអាយ៑ (*saʼāy), *ស្អាយ៑ (*sʼāy), extended forms of Angkorian Old Khmer *សាយ៑ (*sāy, to spread, to extend; to be spread, to be extended; etc).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicขยาย
kʰ y ā y
Phonemic
ขะ-หฺยาย
kʰ a – h ̥ y ā y
RomanizationPaiboonkà-yǎai
Royal Institutekha-yai
(standard) IPA(key)/kʰa˨˩.jaːj˩˩˦/(R)

VerbEdit

ขยาย (kà-yǎai) (abstract noun การขยาย)

  1. to be or cause to be greater (in size, quantity, etc): to enlarge, to expand, to extend, to broaden, to lengthen, to prolong, to scale up, to blow up, to spread, to dilate, to multiply, to amplify, etc.
  2. to be or cause to be loose or looser: to loose, to let loose, to loosen, to unfasten, to untie, etc.
  3. to open out; to spread out; to unfold; to unfurl.
  4. to let out (to others or the public): to leak, to disclose, to reveal, etc.
  5. to amplify: to clarify by expanding; to expand in stating or describing, as by details or illustrations.
  6. (grammar) to modify.

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