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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *ʰmaːᴬ (dog). Cognate with Northern Thai ᩉ᩠ᨾᩣ, Lao ໝາ (), ᦖᦱ (ṁaa), Tai Dam ꪢꪱ, Shan မႃ (mǎa), Tai Nüa ᥛᥣᥴ (maa1), Ahom 𑜉𑜠 (ma), Zhuang ma, Saek หม่า.

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicหมา
h m ā
Phonemicหฺมา
h ̥ m ā
RomanizationPaiboonmǎa
Royal Institutema
(standard) IPA(key)/maː˩˩˦/

NounEdit

หมา (mǎa) (classifier ตัว)

  1. (sometimes considered vulgar) canine: any animal of the family Canidae, as dog, coyote, fox, jackal, wolf, etc.
  2. (เนื้อ~) dogmeat.

Usage notesEdit

The term is sometimes considered vulgar. It is often replaced by the term สุนัข (sù-nák) for formality.

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AdjectiveEdit

หมา (mǎa)

  1. (slang, vulgar) bad; rude; vulgar.

AdverbEdit

หมา (mǎa)

  1. (slang, vulgar) badly; rudely; vulgarly.
  2. (slang, vulgar) extremely; very.