กุมาร

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Thai[edit]

Definition 3

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit कुमार (kumāra, boy; child; groom; heir apparent; prince; son; young man; etc, literally one who easily dies); probably via Old Khmer kumār or Pre-Angkorian Old Khmer kumāra (boy; son; youth; prince, heir apparent, crown prince (found only as a personal name, slave name, and toponym)). Compare Modern Khmer កុមារ (kŏméar).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic กุมาร
k u m ā r
Phonemic กุ-มาน
k u – m ā n
[bound form]
กุ-มา-ระ-
k u – m ā – r a –
Paiboon gù-maan gù-maa-rá-
(standard) IPA(key) /ku˨˩.maːn˧/ /ku˨˩.maː˧.ra˦˥./

Noun[edit]

กุมาร (gù-maan)

  1. (elegant) boy: male child.
  2. (of a royal person) (พระ, พระราช, ราช~) son.
  3. (colloquial) child ghost servant, created by surgically removing an unborn baby from the womb of its mother, roasting the baby until its body dries during a rite held at a graveyard, and covering the dry-roasted corpse with gold leaf. The corpse is carried by someone who believes that the ghost dwelling in it may be employed.
  4. (colloquial) any child ghost or spirit.

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