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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *ˀjuːᴮ (to be (in a place)). Cognate with Thai อยู่ (yùu), Northern Thai ᩀᩪ᩵, ᦊᦴᧈ (ẏuu1), Tai Dam ꪤꪴ꪿, Shan ယူႇ (yùu), Ahom 𑜊𑜥 (yuu), Zhuang youq.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

ຢູ່ () (abstract noun ການຢູ່)

  1. to be (located)
  2. to live, reside, abide (in)
    ຂ້ອຍຢູ່ວຽງຈັນ.
    khǭi yū wīang chan.
    I live in Vientiane.
  3. to live, exist

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