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See also: ปา and ป่า

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *paːᶜ (parent's older sister). Cognate with Lao ປ້າ (), ᦔᦱᧉ (ṗaa2), Shan ပႃႈ (pāa), Ahom 𑜆𑜡 (paa), Zhuang baj, Saek ป̂า.

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicป้า
p ˆ ā
RomanizationPaiboonbpâa
Royal Institutepa
(standard) IPA(key)/paː˥˩/

NounEdit

ป้า (bpâa) (classifier คน)

  1. elder sister of one's parent.
  2. (sometimes derogatory or offensive) a title or term of address for any elderly woman, especially that of relative age to an elder sister of one's parent.
  3. (sometimes derogatory or offensive) aging woman.
  4. (slang, sometimes humorous) aging male homosexual.

See alsoEdit

See also
  • น้า (náa, younger brother or younger sister of one's mother)
  • ลุง (lung, elder brother of one's parent)
  • อา (aa, younger brother or younger sister of one's father)