Thai edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Tai *cramꟲ (cave). Cognate with Lao ຖ້ຳ (tham), Northern Thai ᨳ᩶ᩣᩴ, Khün ᨳ᩶ᩣᩴ, ᦏᧄᧉ (ṫham²), Shan ထမ်ႈ (thām), Tai Nüa ᥗᥛᥲ (thàm), Phake ထံ (thaṃ), Tai Dam ꪖꪾ꫁, Ahom 𑜌𑜪 (thaṃ), Zhuang gamj.

Pronunciation edit

Orthographicถ้ำ
tʰ ˆ å
Phonemic
ท่ำ
d ˋ å
RomanizationPaiboontâm
Royal Institutetham
(standard) IPA(key)/tʰam˥˩/(R)

Noun edit

ถ้ำ (tâm) (classifier แห่ง)

  1. cave; tunnel

Descendants edit

  • Mon: ထီု

See also edit