กรุงเทพ

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From กรุง (grung, city) +‎ เทพ (têep, god).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicกรุงเทพ
k r u ŋ e d b
Phonemicกฺรุง-เทบ
k ̥ r u ŋ – e d ɓ
RomanizationPaiboongrung-têep
Royal Institutekrung-thep
(standard) IPA(key)/kruŋ˧.tʰeːp̚˥˩/
Audio

Proper noun[edit]

กรุงเทพ (grung-têep)

  1. (Hinduism) Ayodhya, an ancient city of India.
  2. (historical) Ayutthaya, an ancient kingdom in Thailand.
  3. (historical) Thon Buri, an ancient kingdom in Thailand.
  4. (historical) Rattanakosin, an ancient kingdom in Thailand.
  5. Alternative form of กรุงเทพฯ (grung-têep)

Usage notes[edit]

กรุงเทพฯ only means the capital of Thailand, while กรุงเทพ (without ) is used in other proper names such as schools or universities.