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ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese (MC pɨoX).[1] Cognate with Lao ຜູ້ (phū), ᦕᦴᧉ (ṗhuu2), Shan ၽူႈ (phūu), Ahom 𑜇𑜥 (phuu), Zhuang boux.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

ผู้ (pûu)

  1. person; people.

Derived termsEdit

Derived terms

AdjectiveEdit

ผู้ (pûu) (abstract noun ความผู้)

  1. male.

PronounEdit

ผู้ (pûu)

  1. (formal) those; those who.

ReferencesEdit

  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 0859-9920, pages 47–68.