เน่า

ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Southwestern Tai *nawᴮ² (rotten), from Proto-Tai *nawᴮ (rotten). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨶᩮᩢ᩵ᩣ, Lao ເນົ່າ (nao), ᦓᧁᧈ (naw1), Shan ၼဝ်ႈ (nāo), Ahom 𑜃𑜧 (naw) or 𑜃𑜧𑜈𑜫 (naww), Zhuang naeuh, Saek เหน้า.

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicเน่า
e n ˋ ā
RomanizationPaiboonnâo
Royal Institutenao
(standard) IPA(key)/naw˥˩/(R)
Homophonesเหน้า

AdjectiveEdit

เน่า (nâo) (abstract noun ความเน่า)

  1. decayed; decomposed; putrid; rotten.
  2. (slang) bad; poor; out-of-service; not working; not in normal or proper condition.
  3. (slang) inviting vomit.