KhmerEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Mon-Khmer *ɡɗəəj (sexually abnormal male). Cognate with Lao ກະເທີຍ (ka thœ̄i), Thai กะเทย (gà-təəi, transsexual).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic and Phonemic ខ្ទើយ
k̥ʰdoey
WT romanisation khtəəy
(standard) IPA(key) /kʰtəːj/

VerbEdit

ខ្ទើយ (khtəəy) (abstract noun ការខ្ទើយ)

  1. to be a hermaphrodite
  2. to be gay, homosexual