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EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Compare Lao ເຝົ້າ (fao).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicเฝ้า
e f ˆ ā
Phonemicเฟ่า
e v ˋ ā
RomanizationPaiboonfâo
Royal Institutefao
(standard) IPA(key)/faw˥˩/

VerbEdit

เฝ้า (fâo) (abstract noun การเฝ้า)

  1. to have an audience (with), to meet, to see, to present oneself (before), to enter the presence (of), to wait (on), to attend, to tend, or to serve (a god, high priest, royal person, person in authority, etc).
  2. to keep (doing something).
  3. to guard; to protect; to watch.
  4. to keep an eye (on); to observe.

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