ไม้

See also: ไม่, ไม, and ໄມ້

ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *mwajᶜ (tree; wood). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨾᩱ᩶, Lao ໄມ້ (mai), ᦺᦙᧉ (may2), Tai Dam ꪼꪣ꫁, Shan မႆႉ (mâ̰y), Tai Nüa ᥛᥭᥳ (mȧy), Aiton မႝ (may), Ahom 𑜉𑜩 (may), Zhuang faex, Nong Zhuang maex, Saek ไม.

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicไม้
ai m ˆ
Phonemic
ม้าย
m ˆ ā y
RomanizationPaiboonmáai
Royal Institutemai
(standard) IPA(key)/maːj˦˥/(R)

NounEdit

ไม้ (máai)

  1. plant.
  2. tree.
  3. trunk of a tree: wood, timber, lumber, log, etc.
  4. narrow or long piece of wood or similar object: skewer, stick, staff, pole, rod, wand, etc.
  5. thing made or originally made of wood.
  6. mark; symbol; sign.
  7. manner; attitude; way.
  8. (figuratively, chiefly in combination) hand; arm.
  9. used as a title for some of the above nouns.

Derived termsEdit

Derived terms

ClassifierEdit

ไม้ (máai)

  1. Classifier for anything involving a stick, rod, or the like.