กษัตริย์

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit क्षत्रिय (kṣatriya, kṣatriya: the ruling and military elite, being one of the four social classes in the society). Compare Pali khattiya, from which Thai ขัตติยะ was from. Cognate with Modern Khmer ក្សត្រិយ៍.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicกษัตริย์
k ʂ ạ t r i y ʻ
Phonemicกะ-สัด
k a – s ạ ɗ
RomanizationPaiboongà-sàt
Royal Instituteka-sat
(standard) IPA(key)/ka˨˩.sat̚˨˩/

Noun[edit]

กษัตริย์ (gà-sàt) (classifier องค์ or พระองค์ or ตน)

  1. (Hinduism)
    1. kṣatriya: those who fight, the ruling and military elite, being one of the four social classes in the society, the other classes being พราหมณ์ (praam, brāhmaṇa: those who pray), แพศย์ (pɛ̂ɛt, vaiśya: those who trade), and ศูทร (sùut, śūdra: those who work).
    2. member of the kṣatriya social class.
  2. (formally: พระมหา~) monarch.
  3. (formally: พระมหา~) male monarch.

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