ดินสอ

ThaiEdit

 
ดินสอ (pencil)
 
ดินสอ (marl; limestone)

EtymologyEdit

ดิน (din, soil) +‎ สอ (sɔ̌ɔ, white). In ancient times, people used white "ดินสอ" (marl, that is now called ดินสอพอง) to write on slate. Later, western traders brought graphite sticks to write on paper. Therefore, the graphite sticks are called "ดินสอ" as well.

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicดินสอ
ɗ i n s ɒ
Phonemic
ดิน-สอ
ɗ i n – s ɒ
RomanizationPaiboondin-sɔ̌ɔ
Royal Institutedin-so
(standard) IPA(key)/din˧.sɔː˩˩˦/(R)

NounEdit

ดินสอ (din-sɔ̌ɔ)

  1. (classifier แท่ง) pencil, especially black one.
  2. (archaic) lime; marl; marly limestone.

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