Classical Meitei/Common terms

The best and the easiest way to learn Classical Meitei is by comparing it with other prominent forms of Meitei language.

Air / WindEdit

Word In Classical Meitei Latin transliteration (Romanization) In modernised Classical Meitei pronunciation/spelling (if distinct) Latin transliteration (Romanization) Alternative Classical terms (if had) Latin transliteration (Romanization) In modernised Classical Meitei pronunciation/spelling (if distinct) Latin transliteration (Romanization) In day-to-day usages / non classical Meitei forms Latin transliteration (Romanization)
Air / Wind ꯃꯥꯂꯪꯄ Maa-lang-pa ꯃꯥꯂꯪꯕ Maa-lang-ba ꯅꯥꯃꯤꯄ Naa-mee-pa ꯅꯥꯃꯤꯕ Naa-mee-ba ꯅꯨꯡꯁꯤꯠ Noong-sheet

Alcoholic drink / beer / rum / wineEdit

Word In Classical Meitei Latin transliteration (Romanization) In modernised Classical Meitei pronunciation/spelling (if distinct) Latin transliteration (Romanization) Alternative Classical terms (if had) Latin transliteration (Romanization) In modernised Classical Meitei pronunciation/spelling (if distinct) Latin transliteration (Romanization) In day-to-day usages / non classical Meitei forms Latin transliteration (Romanization)
Alcoholic drink / beer / rum / wine ꯋꯥꯡꯂꯩ Waang-lei - - - - - - ꯌꯨ Yoo

Day / SunEdit

Word In Classical Meitei Latin transliteration (Romanization) In modernised Classical Meitei pronunciation/spelling (if distinct) Latin transliteration (Romanization) Alternative Classical terms (if had) Latin transliteration (Romanization) In modernised Classical Meitei pronunciation/spelling (if distinct) Latin transliteration (Romanization) In day-to-day usages / non classical Meitei forms Latin transliteration (Romanization)
Day / Sun[1] ꯀꯣꯢꯂꯧ Koi-lou - - ꯀꯣꯂꯧ Ko-lou ꯀꯣꯔꯧ Ko-rou ꯅꯨꯃꯤꯠ Noo-meet

Deity / GodEdit

Word In Classical Meitei Latin transliteration (Romanization) In modernised Classical Meitei pronunciation/spelling (if distinct) Latin transliteration (Romanization) Alternative Classical terms (if had) Latin transliteration (Romanization) In modernised Classical Meitei pronunciation/spelling (if distinct) Latin transliteration (Romanization) In day-to-day usages / non classical Meitei forms Latin transliteration (Romanization)
Deity / God ꯈꯣꯌꯨꯝ Kho-yoom - - ꯆꯤꯉꯨ Chee-ngoo - - ꯂꯥꯢ Lai

Fruit (plant fruit)Edit

Word In Classical Meitei Latin transliteration (Romanization) In modernised Classical Meitei pronunciation/spelling (if distinct) Latin transliteration (Romanization) Alternative Classical terms (if had) Latin transliteration (Romanization) In modernised Classical Meitei pronunciation/spelling (if distinct) Latin transliteration (Romanization) In day-to-day usages / non classical Meitei forms Latin transliteration (Romanization)
Fruit ꯇꯥꯎꯆꯤꯡ Tau-ching ꯇꯥꯎꯖꯤꯡ Tau-jing ꯍꯩꯂꯥꯡ Hei-laang ꯍꯩꯔꯥꯡ Hei-raang ꯎꯍꯩ / ꯍꯩ Oo-hei / Hei

FireEdit

Word In Classical Meitei Latin transliteration (Romanization) In modernised Classical Meitei pronunciation/spelling (if distinct) Latin transliteration (Romanization) Alternative Classical terms (if had) Latin transliteration (Romanization) In modernised Classical Meitei pronunciation/spelling (if distinct) Latin transliteration (Romanization) In day-to-day usages / non classical Meitei forms Latin transliteration (Romanization)
Fire ꯈꯝꯄꯤ Kham-pee ꯈꯝꯕꯤ Kham-bee ꯆꯥꯛꯃꯣꯝ
ꯃꯩꯇꯂꯦꯡ
ꯑꯂꯥꯄ
Chaak-mom
Mei-ta-leng
A-laa-pa
ꯆꯛꯃꯣꯝ
ꯃꯩꯇ꯭ꯔꯦꯡ
ꯑꯔꯥꯕ
Chak-mom
Mei-treng
A-raa-ba
ꯃꯩ Mei

FlowerEdit

Word In Classical Meitei Latin transliteration (Romanization) In modernised Classical Meitei pronunciation/spelling (if distinct) Latin transliteration (Romanization) Alternative Classical terms (if had) Latin transliteration (Romanization) In modernised Classical Meitei pronunciation/spelling (if distinct) Latin transliteration (Romanization) In day-to-day usages / non classical Meitei forms Latin transliteration (Romanization)
Flower ꯁꯤꯉꯦꯜ / ꯁꯤꯉꯦꯟ Shee-ngel / Shee-ngen - - ꯂꯩꯂꯥꯡ Lei-laang ꯂꯩꯔꯥꯡ Lei-raang ꯂꯩ Lei

Stone / Rock / PebbleEdit

Word In Classical Meitei Latin transliteration (Romanization) In modernised Classical Meitei pronunciation/spelling (if distinct) Latin transliteration (Romanization) Alternative Classical terms (if had) Latin transliteration (Romanization) In modernised Classical Meitei pronunciation/spelling (if distinct) Latin transliteration (Romanization) In day-to-day usages / non classical Meitei forms Latin transliteration (Romanization)
Stone / Rock / Pebble ꯊꯧꯇꯨ Thou-too ꯊꯧꯗꯨ Thou-doo - - - - ꯅꯨꯡ Noong

TimeEdit

Word In Classical Meitei Latin transliteration (Romanization) In modernised Classical Meitei pronunciation/spelling (if distinct) Latin transliteration (Romanization) Alternative Classical terms (if had) Latin transliteration (Romanization) In modernised Classical Meitei pronunciation/spelling (if distinct) Latin transliteration (Romanization) In day-to-day usages / non classical Meitei forms Latin transliteration (Romanization)
Time ꯋꯥꯡꯂꯦꯜ / ꯋꯥꯡꯂꯦꯟ Waang-lel / Waang-len - - ꯇꯥꯡꯂꯧ Taang-lou - - ꯃꯇꯝ Ma-tam

TreeEdit

Word In Classical Meitei Latin transliteration (Romanization) In modernised Classical Meitei pronunciation/spelling (if distinct) Latin transliteration (Romanization) Alternative Classical terms (if had) Latin transliteration (Romanization) In modernised Classical Meitei pronunciation/spelling (if distinct) Latin transliteration (Romanization) In day-to-day usages / non classical Meitei forms Latin transliteration (Romanization)
Tree ꯇꯂꯥ Ta-laa - - ꯄꯥꯃꯦꯜ / ꯄꯥꯃꯦꯟ Paa-mel / Paa-men - - Oo / U

WaterEdit

Word In Classical Meitei Latin transliteration (Romanization) In modernised Classical Meitei pronunciation/spelling (if distinct) Latin transliteration (Romanization) Alternative Classical terms (if had) Latin transliteration (Romanization) In modernised Classical Meitei pronunciation/spelling (if distinct) Latin transliteration (Romanization) In day-to-day usages / non classical Meitei forms Latin transliteration (Romanization)
Water ꯂꯥꯢꯆ Lai-cha ꯂꯥꯢꯖ Lai-ja ꯇꯂꯪ Ta-lang ꯇꯔꯪ Ta-rang ꯏꯁꯤꯡ Ee-shing

Points to rememberEdit

  1. In Meitei language, the terms of "day" and "sun" are always used as synonyms