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statue at Wat Phai Rong Wua depicting a group of people climbing a red cotton tree in the hell

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemic งิ้ว
ŋ i ˆ w
Paiboon ngíu
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /ŋiw˦˥/

Etymology 1Edit

Possibly from Cantonese , shortened from 俳優(comedy).

NounEdit

งิ้ว ‎(ngíu)

  1. Chinese opera.
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Etymology 2Edit

Compare Shan ၼိဝ်ႉ(niw5)

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NounEdit

งิ้ว ‎(ngíu)

  1. (botany) red cotton tree: the plant Bombax ceiba L. of the family Bombacaceae.