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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *qraj (egg). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨡᩱ᩵ (khai), Lao ໄຂ່ (khai), ᦺᦃᧈ (ẋay1), Shan ၶႆႇ (khày), Ahom 𑜁𑜩 (khay), Bouyei jais, Zhuang gyaeq. Compare Sui geis (egg) and Southern Kam geiv (egg).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicไข่
ai kʰ ˋ
RomanizationPaiboonkài
Royal Institutekhai
(standard) IPA(key)/kʰaj˨˩/

NounEdit

ไข่ (kài) (classifier ใบ or ฟอง or ลูก)

  1. egg; roe; spawn:
    1. roundish reproductive body.
    2. ovum.
  2. ovoid or round object: ball, bead, etc.
  3. (colloquial) testicle.
  4. (colloquial) zero (of score).

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.

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