The Alternative Thai Dictionary: เทียบ

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เทียบ 〈theīyb〉 pronunciation
  • [tʰiːäp̚˥˩]
etymology 1
verb: {{head}}
  1. to bring, come, or place alongside, close to, or near (someone or something).
    • เอาเรือเทียบท่า Place the boat near the port.
    • รถไฟเทียบชานชาลา The train comes close to the platform.
  2. to compare.
    • เอาผ้ามาเทียบกัน Compare these pieces of cloth.
    • ไม่มีใครเทียบเขาได้ No one can compare with him.
  3. to prepare.
    • เทียบสำรับ Prepare a meal.
  4. to taste any edible thing (food, medicine, etc.) so as to detect any unfavourable substance (poison, impurity, etc.) in that thing, before allow it to be present to someone.
etymology 2 From Hakka Chinese; compare cmn {{zh-l}}.
classifier: {{head}}
  1. a classifier for a set of traditional Chinese drugs.
noun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) invitation card; invitation letter.

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