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See also: ขา and ข่า

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ThaiEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *kraːᶜ (slave). Cognate with Lao ຂ້າ (khā), ᦃᦱᧉ (ẋaa2), Shan ၶႃႈ (khaa3).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic ข้า
kʰ ˆ ā
Phonemic ค่า
g ˋ ā
Romanization Paiboon kâa
Royal Institute kha
(standard) IPA(key) /kʰaː˥˩/

NounEdit

ข้า (kâa)

  1. (archaic) citizen.
  2. attendant; retainer; servant.
  3. slave.

Derived termsEdit

PronounEdit

ข้า (kâa)

  1. (archaic, now chiefly humorous) a first person pronoun, used when addressing a person of equal or lower status.

Usage notesEdit