See also: ไม่, ไม, and ໄມ້

Thai edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

ai m ˆ
m ˆ ā y
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(standard) IPA(key)/maːj˦˥/(R)

Noun edit

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 thing made or originally made of wood.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. (figurative, chiefly in combination) hand; arm.
  9. used as a title for some of the above nouns.

Derived terms edit

Classifier edit

ไม้ (máai)

  1. Classifier for anything involving a stick, rod, or the like.
    mǔu bpîng sɔ̌ɔng máai
    two skewers of grilled pork
    booi rɔ́ɔi máai
    to beat (someone) a hundred strokes