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PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicชาย
d͡ʑ ā y
RomanizationPaiboonchaai
Royal Institutechai
(standard) IPA(key)/t͡ɕʰaːj˧/

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Tai *ʑaːjᴬ (male). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨩᩣ᩠ᨿ, Lao ຊາຍ (sāi), ᦋᦻ (tsaay), Shan ၸၢႆး (tsáay), Tai Nüa ᥓᥣᥭᥰ (tsaay2), Ahom 𑜋𑜩 (chay), Zhuang sai.

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.