See also: , ขี้, and ขู่

ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Southwestern Tai *kʰwiːᴮ (to ride), from Middle Chinese (MC ɡˠiᴇ, “to ride”).[1] Cognate with Lao ຂີ່ (khī), ᦃᦲᧈ (ẋii1), Tai Dam ꪄꪲ꪿, Shan ၶီႇ (khìi), Ahom 𑜁𑜣 (khii), Zhuang gwih.

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicขี่
kʰ ī ˋ
RomanizationPaiboonkìi
Royal Institutekhi
(standard) IPA(key)/kʰiː˨˩/

VerbEdit

ขี่ (kìi) (abstract noun การขี่)

  1. to ride, to drive

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pittayaporn, Pittayawat (2014), “Layers of Chinese Loanwords in Proto-Southwestern Tai as Evidence for the Dating of the Spread of Southwestern Tai”, in MANUSYA: Journal of Humanities, volume 20 (special issue), Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University, ISSN 0859-9920, pages 47–68.