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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *ʰlawᶜ. Cognate with Northern Thai ᩉᩖᩮᩢ᩶ᩣ, Lao ເຫຼົ້າ (lao), ᦜᧁᧉ (l̇aw2), Shan လဝ်ႈ (lāw), Ahom 𑜎𑜨𑜧 (low), Zhuang laeuj, Saek เล̂า. Compare Middle Chinese (MC lɑu, “liquor”).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicเหล้า
e h l ˆ ā
Phonemicเล่า
e l ˋ ā
RomanizationPaiboonlâo
Royal Institutelao
(standard) IPA(key)/law˥˩/
Homophonesเล่า

NounEdit

เหล้า (lâo)

  1. liquor; alcohol.