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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *wɤjᴬ (fire). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨼᩱ (fai), Lao ໄຟ (fai), ᦺᦝ (fay), Tai Dam ꪼꪡ, Shan ၽႆး (phay4) or ၾႆး (fay4), Tai Nüa ᥜᥭᥰ (fay2), Zhuang feiz, Bouyei fix, Saek วี๊.

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemic ไฟ
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Paiboon fai
(standard) IPA(key) /faj˧/

NounEdit

ไฟ (fai)

  1. fire; flame.
  2. light; light source.
  3. (colloquial) electricity.
  4. (slang) energy; spirit; vitality.

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