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BurmeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Maybe a loan from Chinese; ultimately from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *tsa ~ za. Cognate with သား (sa:, son, child), စာ (ca, to sympathise with; to be considerate to; to have consideration for). Compare Chinese (, “child”), (, “to bear; to give birth; to breed; to love; Chinese character”).

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NounEdit

စာ (ca)

  1. writing
  2. letter (written or printed communication)
  3. (in compounds) written language
    ဗမာစာ/မြန်မာစာba.maca/mranmaca(written) Burmese
    အင်္ဂလိပ်စာangga.lipca(written) English

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