The Alternative Thai Dictionary: เจ้า

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เจ้า 〈cêā〉
etymology 1 pronunciation
  • t͡ɕäːw˥˩
noun: {{head}}
  1. Lord, master, chief, head, leader, ruler.
  2. King or royal person.
  3. God, diety.
  4. Owner.
  5. Seller, vendor, merchant.
  6. Expert, specialist.
  7. Term of respect added after a name or title.
    • พระพุทธเจ้า The Enlightened One.
    • พระไชยราชาเจ้า King .
  8. Title
    1. Title for princes or princesses of .
      • เจ้าดวงเดือน ณ เชียงใหม่ Chao .
    2. (colloquial) Title for princes or princesses holding the rank of หม่อมเจ้า (mom chao).
    3. (colloquial) Title for persons of lower status or for children.
classifier: {{head}}
  1. Classifier for persons.
    • มีลูกค้ามาสามเจ้า There are three customers.
etymology 2 pronunciation
  • t͡ɕäw˥˩
pronoun: {{head}}
  1. Second or third person pronoun.
  • Used to addressed persons of lower status or younger persons.
particle: {{head}}
  1. () Particle used at the end of sentences.
  2. () Yes.
  • Used by females for politeness.

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