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ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *ʰlaːjᴬ (many; much). Cognate with Lao ຫຼາຍ (lāi), ᦜᦻ (l̇aay), Shan လၢႆ (lǎay), Zhuang lai, Saek หล่าย, Bouyei laail. Compare Old Chinese (OC *ʔl'aːl).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicหลาย
h l ā y
Phonemicหฺลาย
h ̥ l ā y
RomanizationPaiboonlǎai
Royal Institutelai
(standard) IPA(key)/laːj˩˩˦/

AdjectiveEdit

หลาย (lǎai) (abstract noun ความหลาย)

  1. several; numerous.
  2. many.

Derived termsEdit

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See alsoEdit

See also