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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *xiəwᴬ (green), possibly from Old Khmer khiava (blue; green). Compare Modern Khmer ខៀវ (khiĕv), Lao ຂຽວ (khiāu).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemic เขียว
e kʰ ī y w
Paiboon kǐao
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /kʰia̯w˩˩˦/

AdjectiveEdit

เขียว (kǐao) (abstract noun ความเขียว)

  1. green.
  2. indigo.
  3. having an unfavourable smell like that of a fresh leaf of a tree.

NounEdit

เขียว (kǐao)

  1. green snake.

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

เขียว (kǐao) (abstract noun การเขียว)

  1. (archaic) to hurriedly or quickly move from one place to another.