กษัตรี

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Thai[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit क्षत्री (kṣatrī), feminine form of क्षत्र (kṣatra, kṣatriya: member of the warrior caste, the caste itself); perhaps via Old Khmer khsatrī (female of the kṣatriya or warrior caste: queen, princess, etc). Cognate with Modern Khmer ក្សត្រី (ksɑtrii).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicกษัตรี
k ʂ ạ t r ī
Phonemicกะ-สัด-ตฺรี
k a – s ạ ɗ – t ̥ r ī
RomanizationPaiboongà-sàt-dtrii
Royal Instituteka-sat-tri
(standard) IPA(key)/ka˨˩.sat̚˨˩.triː˧/
Homophonesกษัตรีย์

Noun[edit]

กษัตรี (gà-sàt-dtrii)

  1. (elegant, literary, poetic) woman in authority, royal woman, or noblewoman: queen, empress, princess, mistress, etc.
  2. (elegant, archaic, literary, poetic) any woman.