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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *ɡuːᴮ (pair). Cognate with Lao ຄູ່ (khū), ᦅᦴᧈ (kuu1), Shan ၵူႈ (kūu). Compare Old Chinese (OC *ŋoːʔ, *ŋoːs, “pair”) Middle Chinese (MC ŋəuX, ŋəuH, “pair”)

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicคู่
g ū ˋ
RomanizationPaiboonkûu
Royal Institutekhu
(standard) IPA(key)/kʰuː˥˩/

NounEdit

คู่ (kûu)

  1. pair.
  2. even number.
  3. couple; partner.

ClassifierEdit

คู่ (kûu)

  1. Classifier for pairs of items (people, things).all nouns using this classifier