คณบดี

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit गणपति (gaṇapati, literally chief of a group), from गण (gaṇa, group) + पति (pati, chief; lord; master); equivalent to Thai คณ (kon, group, body; higher education faculty; etc) +‎ บดี (bɔɔ-dii, chief; lord; master; leader; commander; etc). Cognate with Old Khmer gaṇapati (an epithet of the god Gaṇeśa or Śiva).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicคณบดี
g ɳ ɓ ɗ ī
Phonemicคะ-นะ-บอ-ดี
g a – n a – ɓ ɒ – ɗ ī
RomanizationPaiboonká-ná-bɔɔ-dii
Royal Institutekha-na-bo-di
(standard) IPA(key)/kʰa˦˥.na˦˥.bɔː˧.diː˧/

Noun[edit]

คณบดี (ká-ná-bɔɔ-dii)

  1. (education) dean: chief of a faculty or equivalent body in an higher education institution, such as คณบดีคณะนิติศาสตร์ (ká-ná-bɔɔ-dii-ká-ná-ní-dtì-sàat, dean of law).
  2. dean: senior member of a group, organisation, etc, such as คณบดีคณะทูต (ká-ná-bɔɔ-dii-ká-ná-tûut, dean of a diplomatic corps).

Proper noun[edit]

คณบดี (ká-ná-bɔɔ-dii)

  1. (Hinduism) an epithet of the god Gaṇeśa.