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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *ʰmwɯjᴬ (bear). Cognate with Thai หมี (mǐi), Northern Thai ᩉ᩠ᨾᩦ, ᦖᦲ (ṁii), Tai Dam ꪢꪲ, Shan မီ (mii1), Ahom 𑜉𑜣 (mii), Zhuang mui, Bouyei moil. Compare Old Chinese (OC *meʔ).

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NounEdit

ໝີ ()

  1. bear; sun bear