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PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicเบา
e ɓ ā
RomanizationPaiboonbao
Royal Institutebao
(standard) IPA(key)/baw˧/

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Tai *C̥.bawᴬ (light (in weight)). Cognate with Lao ເບົາ (bao), ᦢᧁ (ḃaw), Shan မဝ် (mǎw) or ဝဝ် (wǎw), Ahom 𑜉𑜨𑜧 (mow), Zhuang mbaeu, Saek เว๋า.

VerbEdit

เบา (bao) (abstract noun การเบา)

  1. to relieve; to relax; to lighten; to lessen; to get better; to abate.
  2. to slow down; to decelerate; to retard; to slow up.

AdjectiveEdit

เบา (bao) (abstract noun ความเบา)

  1. soft; gentle.
  2. lower (of volume).
  3. slow; not fast.
  4. light; not heavy (of weight).
  5. (colloquial) unintelligent; dumb; gullible.
SynonymsEdit
Synonyms
AntonymsEdit
light

AdverbEdit

เบา (bao) (abstract noun ความเบา)

  1. softly; gently.
SynonymsEdit
Synonyms

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

เบา (bao)

  1. (dated) urine.

VerbEdit

เบา (bao) (abstract noun การเบา)

  1. (dated) to urinate; to pee.