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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *hwaːjᴬ (dam). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨺᩣ᩠ᨿ, Lao ຝາຍ (fāi), ᦚᦻ (ḟaay), Shan ၽၢႆ (phǎay) or ၾၢႆ (fǎay).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicฝาย
v ā y
RomanizationPaiboonfǎai
Royal Institutefai
(standard) IPA(key)/faːj˩˩˦/

NounEdit

ฝาย (fǎai)

  1. weir; small dam.