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PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemic ชาย
d͡ʑ ā y
Paiboon chaai
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /t͡ɕʰaːj˧/

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Tai *ʑaːjᴬ (male). Cognate with Lao ຊາຍ (sāi), ᦋᦻ (tsaay), Shan ၸၢႆး (tsaai4), Ahom 𑜋𑜩 (chay).

NounEdit

ชาย (chaai)

  1. male; man.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Tai *ʑaːjᴬ (eaves). Cognate with Lao ຊາຍ (sāi).

NounEdit

ชาย (chaai)

  1. edge.
  2. eaves.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

ชาย (chaai) (abstract noun การชาย)

  1. (of the afternoon sun) to decline; to be in descent.

Etymology 4Edit

VerbEdit

ชาย (chaai) (abstract noun การชาย)

  1. (of wind) to blow gently.

Etymology 5Edit

AdverbEdit

ชาย (chaai)

  1. (poetic) seemingly; rather.