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ThaiEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Cognate with Lao ເຫຼົາ (lao), Shan လဝ် (lǎw), Saek เหล่า.

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicเหลา
e h l ā
Phonemicเหฺลา
e h ̥ l ā
RomanizationPaiboonlǎo
Royal Institutelao
(standard) IPA(key)/law˩˩˦/

VerbEdit

เหลา (lǎo) (abstract noun การเหลา)

  1. to sharpen; to smoothen (with knife)

Etymology 2Edit

From a dialect of Chinese (building).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicเหลา
e h l ā
Phonemicเหฺลา
e h ̥ l ā
RomanizationPaiboonlǎo
Royal Institutelao
(standard) IPA(key)/law˩˩˦/

NounEdit

เหลา (lǎo)

  1. (colloquial) restaurant (usually refers to elegant Chinese one)

Etymology 3Edit

From Sanskrit हेला (helā).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicเหลา
e h l ā
Phonemicเห-ลา
e h – l ā
RomanizationPaiboonhěe-laa
Royal Institutehe-la
(standard) IPA(key)/heː˩˩˦.laː˧/

NounEdit

เหลา (hěe-laa)

  1. disgrace; disrespect
  2. amusement; enjoyment
  3. game; sport
  4. dalliance; flirtation
  5. convenience