ไข้

See also: ไข and ไข่

ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *k.raj (illness; fever). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨡᩱ ᩶, Lao ໄຂ້ (khai), ᦺᦃᧉ (ẋay2), Shan ၶႆႈ (khāy), Ahom 𑜁𑜩 (khay).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicไข้
ai kʰ ˆ
Phonemic
ไค่
ai g ˋ
RomanizationPaiboonkâi
Royal Institutekhai
(standard) IPA(key)/kʰaj˥˩/(R)

NounEdit

ไข้ (kâi)

  1. sickness; illness (as in คนไข้ (kon-kâi), เจ็บไข้ (jèp-kâi), ป่วยไข้).
  2. fever; pyrexia; a higher-than-normal body temperature of a person.