พี่

See also: , , พี, and พ.

ThaiEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *biːᴮ (older sibling). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨻᩦ᩵, Lao ພີ່ (phī), ᦗᦲᧈ (pii1), Shan ပီႈ (pīi), Ahom 𑜆𑜣 (), Zhuang beix, Bouyei bix.

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicพี่
b ī ˋ
RomanizationPaiboonpîi
Royal Institutephi
(standard) IPA(key)/pʰiː˥˩/(R)

NounEdit

พี่ (pîi) (classifier คน)

  1. elder brother; elder sister.
  2. older person.
  3. (colloquial) superior; master; leader; boss.
  4. used as a title or term of address
    1. used as a title for or term of address to an elder brother, elder sister, or older person; used by such person to refer to oneself when speaking to a younger brother, younger sister, or younger person.
    2. used as an affectionate title for or term of address to a beloved, older person; used by such person to refer to oneself when speaking to a beloved, younger person.
    3. (colloquial) used as a title for or term of address to a superior, master, leader, or boss; used by such person to refer to oneself when speaking to when addressing a subordinate, inferior, or servant.

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