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

Etymology 1Edit

Possibly from Cantonese , shortened from 俳優 (comedy).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicงิ้ว
ŋ i ˆ w
RomanizationPaiboonngíu
Royal Institutengio
(standard) IPA(key)/ŋiw˦˥/

NounEdit

งิ้ว (ngíu)

  1. Chinese opera.

Usage notesEdit

Uses the following classifiers, depending on form:

SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Compare Shan ၼိဝ်ႉ (nḭ̂w).

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

งิ้ว (ngíu)

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