See also: อ้า and อา.

ThaiEdit

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicอา
ɒ ā
RomanizationPaiboonaa
Royal Institutea
(standard) IPA(key)/ʔaː˧/(R)
Homophonesอาร์
อาว์

Etymology 1Edit

From a merger of Proto-Tai *ʔaːᴬ (father's younger sister) and Proto-Tai *ʔaːwᴬ (father's younger brother) (hence the form อาว). Cognate with Lao ອາ (ʼā), Tày a.

Alternative formsEdit

Alternative forms

NounEdit

อา (aa) (classifier คน)

  1. younger brother or younger sister of one's father.
  2. a title or term of address for any elderly person, especially that of relative age to a younger brother or younger sister of one's father.
See alsoEdit
See also
  • น้า (náa, younger brother or younger sister of one's mother)
  • ป้า (bpâa, elder sister of one's parent)
  • ลุง (lung, elder brother of one's parent)

Etymology 2Edit

Onomatopoeic.

InterjectionEdit

อา (aa)

  1. ah.