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See also: หวี and หิว

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ThaiEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Tai *truəᴬ (head). Cognate with Northern Thai ᩉᩫ᩠ᩅ, Lao ຫົວ (hūa), ᦷᦠ (ḣo), Tai Dam ꪬꪺ, Shan ႁူဝ် (ho1), Ahom 𑜑𑜥 (huu), 𑜍𑜥 (ruu) or 𑜍𑜤𑜈𑜫 (ruw), 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