See also: หวี and หิว

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ThaiEdit

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemic หัว
h ạ w
Paiboon hǔua
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /hua̯˩˩˦/

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Tai *truəᴬ (head). Cognate with Lao ຫົວ (hūa), Shan ႁူ (huu1) and ႁူဝ် (ho1), ᦷᦠ (ḣo), Zhuang hu.

NounEdit

หัว (hǔua)

  1. (anatomy) head; top of a human body
  2. head; top (of animals, plants, inanimate objects, etc.).
  3. bulb; tuber (of plants).
  4. (figuratively) front; beginning; source.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Tai *krɯəwᴬ (to laugh). Cognate with Lao ຫົວ (hūa), ᦷᦃ (ẋo), Zhuang hu.

VerbEdit

หัว (hǔua) (abstract noun การหัว)

  1. to laugh.
Derived termsEdit