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PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicสาว
s ā w
RomanizationPaiboonsǎao
Royal Institutesao
(standard) IPA(key)/saːw˩˩˦/

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Tai *saːwᴬ (unmarried woman). Cognate with Lao ສາວ (sāo), ᦉᦱᧁ (ṡaaw), Tai Nüa ᥔᥣᥝᥲ (saaw4), Shan သၢဝ် (sǎaw), Ahom 𑜏𑜧 (saw), 𑜏𑜨𑜧 (sow), 𑜏𑜧𑜤 (sawu), 𑜏𑜧𑜈𑜫 (saww), or 𑜏𑜦𑜡 (soo), Zhuang sau.

NounEdit

สาว (sǎao)

  1. girl, young woman.
  2. bride.
Derived termsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

สาว (sǎao) (abstract noun ความสาว)

  1. youthful, juvenile, girlish.

Etymology 2Edit

Cognate with Lao ສາວ (sāo).

VerbEdit

สาว (sǎao) (abstract noun การสาว)

  1. to drag, to tow.