ห่า

See also: ห้า and หา

ThaiEdit

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicห่า
h ˋ ā
RomanizationPaiboonhàa
Royal Instituteha
(standard) IPA(key)/haː˨˩/

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Tai *raːᴮ (epidemic). Cognate with Lao ຮ່າ (), Shan ႁႃႈ (hāa), Zhuang raq.

NounEdit

ห่า (hàa)

  1. (ผี~) a type of ghost or spirit believed to be responsible for any disease that causes high mortality.
  2. (by extension or figurative) (ผี~) mischievous or violent ghost or spirit.
  3. (archaic) (โรค~) any disease that causes high mortality: plague, pestilence, etc.
  4. (pathology, vulgar) (โรค~) cholera.
  5. (veterinary pathology, vulgar) (โรค~) rinderpest.
  6. (vulgar, derogatory, offensive) (อี~, ไอ้~) mischievous person; troublemaker; disagreeable or contemptible person.

AdverbEdit

ห่า (hàa)

  1. (vulgar) used for emphasis: the heck, the hell, the fuck, etc.

InterjectionEdit

ห่า (hàa)

  1. (vulgar) an exclamation of anger, contempt, disapproval, rejection, disgust, discontent, dismay, surprise, or alarm.

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Tai *kraːᴮ (gust (of rain)). Cognate with Lao ຫ່າ (), Shan ႁႃႇ (hàa).

NounEdit

ห่า (hàa)

  1. (archaic) a unit of rainwater, equal to the amount a monk's alms bowl, called บาตร (bàat), would hold.
  2. (of rain, hail, etc) shower.
  3. (figurative, of things that fall down like a shower of rain) a great deal; a great amount; a great number; a great quantity.

VerbEdit

ห่า (hàa) (abstract noun การห่า)

  1. (of rain, hail, etc) to shower.