ผู้ใหญ่

ThaiEdit

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicผู้ใหญ่
pʰ ū ˆ au h ɲ ˋ
Phonemicพู่-ไหฺย่
b ū ˋ – ai h ̥ y ˋ
RomanizationPaiboonpûu-yài
Royal Institutephu-yai
(standard) IPA(key)/pʰuː˥˩.jaj˨˩/

Etymology 1Edit

From ผู้ (pûu, person) +‎ ใหญ่ (yài, great; big). Compare Chinese 大人 (dàrén).

NounEdit

ผู้ใหญ่ (pûu-yài)

  1. person over 18 years of age.
  2. adult person; mature person.
  3. person of high rank, authority, or dignity.
  4. superior; commander; elder.

AdjectiveEdit

ผู้ใหญ่ (pûu-yài)

  1. adult; mature.
  2. high, senior, or superior (in rank, authority, or dignity); high-ranking.

AntonymsEdit

Antonyms

Etymology 2Edit

From clipping of ผู้ใหญ่บ้าน (pûu-yài-bâan), from ผู้ใหญ่ (pûu-yài, elder) +‎ บ้าน (bâan, village).

NounEdit

ผู้ใหญ่ (pûu-yài) (classifier คน)

  1. (colloquial) village chief; also used as a title for or term of address to a village chief.