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ThaiEdit

 
a chai barge

EtymologyEdit

From Pali jaya (victory) or Sanskrit जय (jaya, victory); probably via Old Khmer jaya°, °jaya, jayya° (victory). Compare Modern Khmer ជ័យ (chôy), ជយ (chôy).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic ชัย
d͡ʑ ạ y
Phonemic ไช
ai d͡ʑ
Paiboon chai
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /t͡ɕʰaj˧/
Homophones ไช
ไชย

NounEdit

ชัย (chai)

  1. victory.
  2. royal barge serving as the presiding barge in a royal barge procession or containing พระชัย (prá-chai, Buddha of victory) in such procession.