See also: ไข and ไข้

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ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *qraj (egg). Cognate with Lao ໄຂ່ (khai), Northern Thai ᨡᩱ᩵ (khai), Shan ၶႆႇ (kʰaj2), Zhuang gyaeq, and Ahom 𑜁𑜩.

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemic ไข่
ai kʰ ˋ
Paiboon kài
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /kʰaj˨˩/

NounEdit

ไข่ (kài)

  1. egg:
    1. (classifiers: ใบ, ฟอง, ลูก) roundish reproductive body.
    2. ovum.
    3. anything of ovoid shape.
  2. (slang) testicle.
  3. (slang) zero.

VerbEdit

ไข่ (kài) (abstract noun การไข่)

  1. to lay an egg or eggs.
  2. (slang, chiefly used of a male) to procreate or father through sexual intercourse.