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ThaiEdit

 
fringe worn by singer Im Yoona.
 
a sculpture by Guido Messer, representing a claque.

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicหน้าม้า
h n ˆ ā m ˆ ā
Phonemicน่า-ม้า
n ˋ ā – m ˆ ā
RomanizationPaiboonnâa-máa
Royal Institutena-ma
(standard) IPA(key)/naː˥˩.maː˦˥/

Etymology 1Edit

From หน้า (nâa, face; front; etc.) +‎ ม้า (máa, horse), literally "horse front", referring to the hair between the horse's ears that falls onto the forehead.

NounEdit

หน้าม้า (nâa-máa)

  1. fringe (section of the front hair cut short over the forehead).
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Etymology 2Edit

From หน้า (nâa, face; front; etc.) +‎ ม้า (máa, bench; stool; etc.), literally "front bench", originating from the fraudulent practice of hiring a person or group of persons to sit in the front row and applaud or boo a performance or performer.

NounEdit

หน้าม้า (nâa-máa)

  1. claque.
  2. shill.

Etymology 3Edit

From หน้า (nâa, face) +‎ ม้า (máa, horse), literally "horse face".

NounEdit

หน้าม้า (nâa-máa)

  1. (mythology) a creature in Hindu and Buddhist mythology, usually considered a form of yakshini, with the body of a female human and the face or head of a horse.
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