เปล่า

ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *plɤwᴮ (empty). Cognate with Lao ເປົ່າ (pao), ᦔᧁᧈ (ṗaw1), Shan ပဝ်ႇ (pàw), Ahom 𑜆𑜧 (paw) or 𑜆𑜨𑜧 (pow).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicเปล่า
e p l ˋ ā
Phonemic
ปฺล่าว
p ̥ l ˋ ā w
RomanizationPaiboonbplàao
Royal Instituteplao
(standard) IPA(key)/plaːw˨˩/(R)

AdjectiveEdit

เปล่า (bplàao)

  1. containing nothing, being nothing: empty, blank, vacant, etc.
  2. giving nothing, resulting in nothing: void, invalid, vain, waste, dead, etc.
  3. covered by nothing: bare, naked, nude, etc.
  4. including nothing or no one else: alone, sole, only, simple, plain, etc.
  5. requiring nothing in return: free, for free, free of charge, free of obligation or condition, gratuitous, etc.
  6. aimless; purposeless.
  7. (slang) innocent; guiltless; having no role or participation (especially in something wrong).

AdverbEdit

เปล่า (bplàao)

  1. (colloquial) used to express negation: no, not, never, etc.
  2. alone, solely, only; simply, plainly.
  3. freely; for free; free of charge; free of obligation or condition; gratuitously.
  4. aimlessly; purposelessly.
  5. (slang) in vain; for nothing; to no purpose.

InterjectionEdit

เปล่า (bplàao)

  1. (colloquial) an exclamation used to express negation: no, not, never, nah, nothing, etc.

Derived termsEdit

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