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ThaiEdit

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicเข้า
e kʰ ˆ ā
Phonemicเค่า
e g ˋ ā
RomanizationPaiboonkâo
Royal Institutekhao
(standard) IPA(key)/kʰaw˥˩/

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Tai *χawᶜ (to enter). Cognate with Lao ເຂົ້າ (khao), ᦃᧁᧉ (ẋaw2), Tai Dam ꪹꪄ꫁ꪱ, Tai Nüa ᥑᥝᥲ (xaw4), Shan ၶဝ်ႈ (khāw), Ahom 𑜁𑜧 (khaw), 𑜁𑜨𑜧 (khow), 𑜁𑜧𑜈𑜫 (khaww) or 𑜁𑜨𑜧𑜈𑜫 (khoww), Zhuang haeuj.

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

เข้า (kâo) (abstract noun การเข้า)

  1. to move in or inwards: to come in, to go in, to enter, etc; to cause to do so.
  2. to arrive.
  3. to include.
  4. to insert; to mix; to mingle.
  5. to match; to fit together.
  6. to start (school, work, etc).

AdverbEdit

เข้า (kâo)

  1. used to indicate an increasing degree.
  2. together; altogether.

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

เข้า (kâo)

  1. Obsolete form of ข้าว (kâao).