See also: , , ผี, ผุ, ผิ, , and

Thai edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Southwestern Tai *pʰuːꟲ (person), from Middle Chinese (MC pjuX).[1] Cognate with Lao ຜູ້ (phū), ᦕᦴᧉ (ṗhuu²), Tai Dam ꪠꪴ꫁, Tai Nüa ᥚᥧᥲ (phù), Shan ၽူႈ (phūu), Ahom 𑜇𑜥 (phū), Zhuang boux.

Pronunciation edit

Orthographicผู้
pʰ ū ˆ
Phonemic
พู่
b ū ˋ
RomanizationPaiboonpûu
Royal Institutephu
(standard) IPA(key)/pʰuː˥˩/(R)
Homophonesพู่
ภู่

Noun edit

ผู้ (pûu)

  1. person; people.

Derived terms edit

Adjective edit

ผู้ (pûu) (abstract noun ความผู้)

  1. male.

Pronoun edit

ผู้ (pûu)

  1. (formal) those; those who.

References edit

  1. ^ Pittayaporn, Pittayawat (2014), “Layers of Chinese Loanwords in Proto-Southwestern Tai as Evidence for the Dating of the Spread of Southwestern Tai”, in MANUSYA: Journal of Humanities, volume 20 (special issue), Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University, →ISSN, pages 47–68.