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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) /kʰi(ː)a̯w˩˩˦/

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.