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EtymologyEdit

From corruption of Thai ชายา (chaa-yaa, woman; beautiful woman), ultimately from Pali jāyā (wife) or Sanskrit जाया (jāyā, idem).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicสายา
s ā y ā
Phonemicสา-ยา
s ā – y ā
RomanizationPaiboonsǎa-yaa
Royal Institutesa-ya
(standard) IPA(key)/saː˩˩˦.jaː˧/

NounEdit

สายา (sǎa-yaa)

  1. (poetic and archaic) woman; beautiful woman.