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a chai barge

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EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit जय (jaya, victory) or Pali jaya (victory); probably via Old Khmer jaya°, °jaya, jayya°. Cognate with Khmer ជ័យ (chôy) and ជយ (chôy), Lao ໄຊ (sai).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic ชัย
d͡ʑ ạ y
Phonemic ไช
ai d͡ʑ
[bound form]
ไช-ยะ-
ai d͡ʑ – y a –
Paiboon chai chai-yá-
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /t͡ɕʰaj˧/ /t͡ɕʰaj˧.ja˦˥./
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.

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