Thai Edit

Etymology Edit

From Proto-Tai *ʰmaːᴬ (dog). Cognate with Northern Thai ᩉ᩠ᨾᩣ, Lao ໝາ (), ᦖᦱ (ṁaa), Tai Dam ꪢꪱ, Shan မႃ (mǎa), Tai Nüa ᥛᥣᥴ (máa), Aiton မႃ (), Ahom 𑜉𑜠 (ma), Zhuang ma, Saek หม่า. Compare Proto-Be *maːᴬ¹, Proto-Hlai *hmaː (dog; hunting dog).

Pronunciation Edit

Orthographicหมา
h m ā
Phonemic
หฺมา
h ̥ m ā
RomanizationPaiboonmǎa
Royal Institutema
(standard) IPA(key)/maː˩˩˦/(R)

Noun Edit

หมา (mǎa) (classifier ตัว)

  1. (sometimes considered vulgar) canine: any animal of the family Canidae, as dog, coyote, fox, jackal, wolf, etc.
  2. (เนื้อ~) dogmeat.
  3. (slang, vulgar, humorous, sarcastic) person betrayed, fooled, deceived, deserted, or disregarded by someone or something.

Usage notes Edit

For formality or politeness, the term สุนัข (sù-nák) is often used instead.

Synonyms Edit

canine

Derived terms Edit

Adjective Edit

หมา (mǎa)

  1. (slang, vulgar, derogatory, offensive) bad; low.
    ปากหมา
    bpàak mǎa
    bad-mouthed
    สมองหมา
    sà-mɔ̌ɔng mǎa
    low intelligence

Adverb Edit

หมา (mǎa)

  1. (slang, vulgar, derogatory, offensive) badly; lowly.
    ทำตัวหมา
    tam-dtuua mǎa mǎa
    to behave badly
    พูดหมา
    pûut mǎa mǎa
    to talk shit

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