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Alternative forms

EtymologyEdit

Compare Old Chinese (OC *ŋʷɯ). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨦᩫ᩠ᩅ, Isan งัว, Lao ງົວ (ngūa), ᦷᦣ (ho) or ᦷᦇ (ngo), Tai Dam ꪉꪺ, Shan ငူဝ်း (ngó) or ဝူဝ်း (), Ahom 𑜆𑜥 (puu) or 𑜑𑜥 (huu).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicวัว
w ạ w
RomanizationPaiboonwuua
Royal Institutewua
(standard) IPA(key)/wua̯˧/

NounEdit

วัว (wuua)

  1. bovine: bull, cow, ox, etc.
  2. (เนื้อ~) beef.

Usage notesEdit

  • The term is sometimes considered informal. On formal occasions, it is often replaced by โค (koo).

SynonymsEdit

bovine