ว่าย

See also: วาย

ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Lao ຫວ້າຍ (wāi), Northern Thai ᩉ᩠ᩅ᩶ᩣ᩠ᨿ, ᦛᦻᧉ (v̇aay2), Shan ဝၢႆႈ (wāay). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicว่าย
w ˋ ā y
RomanizationPaiboonwâai
Royal Institutewai
(standard) IPA(key)/waːj˥˩/
Homophonesไหว้

VerbEdit

ว่าย (wâai) (abstract noun การว่าย)

  1. to swim.

Usage notesEdit

It is usually followed by น้ำ (náam) becoming ว่ายน้ำ (wâai-náam).