See also: ใบ้

ThaiEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *ɓaɰᴬ (leaf). Cognate with Lao ໃບ (bai), ᦺᦢ (ḃay), Tai Dam ꪻꪚ, Shan မႂ် (mǎue) or ဝႂ် (wǎue), Ahom 𑜈𑜧 (baw), 𑜈𑜨𑜧 (bow), 𑜉𑜧 (maw), or 𑜉𑜨𑜧 (mow), Zhuang mbaw, Saek เบ๋อ. Compare Proto-Be *ɓəːᴬ².

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicใบ
au ɓ
Phonemic
ไบ
ai ɓ
RomanizationPaiboonbai
Royal Institutebai
(standard) IPA(key)/baj˧/(R)
Homophonesไบ

NounEdit

ใบ (bai) (classifier ใบ)

  1. leaf (of a plant).
  2. sail (of a boat).
  3. sheet (as of paper).
  4. used as a title for certain documents.
  5. used as a title for something hollow or flat.

ClassifierEdit

ใบ (bai)

  1. Classifier for something hollow or flat, such as plates, glasses, book pages, fried eggs, and, traditionally, the Earth.all nouns using this classifier

See alsoEdit

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