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ThaiEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicยี่
y ī ˋ
RomanizationPaiboonyîi
Royal Instituteyi
(standard) IPA(key)/jiː˥˩/
Homophonesญี่

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Middle Chinese (MC ȵiɪH, “two”).

NumeralEdit

ยี่ (yîi)

  1. 2 (Thai numeral: (2)).
  2. second.
SynonymsEdit
  • (two): See synonyms at สอง (sɔ̌ɔng).

Usage notesEdit

ยี่ in these senses only appears in ยี่สิบ (yîi-sìp) and เดือนยี่.

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Middle Chinese (MC jiɪ, jiɪn, “tiger of Chinese zodiac”)

NounEdit

ยี่ (yîi)

  1. (astrology) a year of the Tiger, the third year under the twelve-year lunar cycle.
SynonymsEdit
  • (year of the Tiger): See synonyms at ขาล (kǎan).