Burmese edit


Etymology edit

Inherited from Old Burmese ရိယ် (riy), from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *rəj (water; liquid; body fluid). Cognate with Pela ɣəi⁵⁵, Tangut 𗋽 (*zjɨ̱r²), and Tshangla ri¹³.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

ရေ (re)

  1. water
    ရေ နှစ်ခွက်re hnachkwaktwo cups of water

Derived terms edit

References edit

  • ရေ” in The Judson Burmese–English Dictionary (Rangoon: American Baptist Mission Press 1921), page 847.
  • ရေ” in Myanmar–English Dictionary (Myanmar Language Commission 1993). Searchable online at SEAlang.net.
  • Hill, Nathan W. "Evolution of the Burmese vowel system." Transactions of the Philological Society 110.1 (2012): 64-79.

Pali edit

Alternative forms edit

Noun edit


  1. Burmese script form of re, locative singular of (ra, the Pali letter 'r')