ព្រៃ

KhmerEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Mon-Khmer *briiʔ (forest). Cognate with Semelai bri, Koho bri (forest, bush), Khasi bri, Mang ʑiː⁶, Khmu [Cuang] briʔ, Hu pʁíʔ, Pear priː. Cognate with Thai ไพร (prai, forest, jungle).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic and Phonemic ព្រៃ
b̥rai
WT romanisation prɨy
(standard) IPA(key) /prɨj/

NounEdit

ព្រៃ (prɨy)

  1. jungle, forest, wood, woods, wilderness

AdjectiveEdit

ព្រៃ (prɨy) (abstract noun ភាពព្រៃ)

  1. to be wild, savage, undomesticated
  2. to be deciduous (as the temporary teeth or hair of a new-born child)

AntonymsEdit