ເກົ້າ

See also: ເກົ່າ

LaoEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Lao cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : ເກົ້າ (kao)
    Ordinal : ທີ່ເກົ້າ (thī kao)

From Proto-Tai *kɤwᶜ (nine), from Middle Chinese (MC kɨuX, “nine”), from Old Chinese (OC *kuʔ), from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *d/s-kəw. Cognate with Thai เก้า (gâao), Northern Thai ᨠᩮᩢ᩶ᩣ, ᦂᧁᧉ (k̇aw2), Tai Dam ꪹꪀ꫁ꪱ, Shan ၵဝ်ႈ (kāw), Tai Nüa ᥐᥝᥲ (kàw), Ahom 𑜀𑜧 (kaw), Bouyei guz, Zhuang gouj, Saek กู̂.

NumeralEdit

ເກົ້າ (kao)

  1. nine.

Coordinate termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Tai *krawᶜ (head). Compare Proto-Austronesian *qulu, Chinese . Cognate with Thai เกล้า (glâao).

NounEdit

ເກົ້າ (kao)

  1. (rare) head.

Etymology 3Edit

From Proto-Tai *klawᶜ (hair knot). Cognate with Thai เกล้า (glâao).

NounEdit

ເກົ້າ (kao)

  1. headhair.
  2. hair knot/bun.

VerbEdit

ເກົ້າ (kao) (abstract noun ການເກົ້າ)

  1. to make a hair knot/bun.