จักรี

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See also: จักร

Thai[edit]

a sculpture of Viṣṇu holding a discus, 7th century

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit चक्री (cakrī, literally one who has a discus); probably via Old Khmer cakkrī, cakkri, cakkriya. Compare Modern Khmer ចក្រី.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicจักรี
t͡ɕ ạ k r ī
Phonemicจัก-กฺรี
t͡ɕ ạ k – k ̥ r ī
RomanizationPaiboonjàk-grii
Royal Institutechak-kri
(standard) IPA(key)/t͡ɕak̚˨˩.kriː˧/

Proper noun[edit]

จักรี (jàk-grii)

  1. (Hinduism) an epithet of the god Viṣṇu, who possesses the discus Sudarśana.
  2. (Hinduism) an epithet of Rāma, an incarnation of Viṣṇu.
  3. (historical) the noble title of สมุหนายก, the chancellor for civil affairs.
  4. Chakri Dynasty, a royal dynasty of Siam/Thailand, named after the noble title once held by its founder, Rama I.
  5. a title of the king of Siam/Thailand, according to the belief, influenced by the cult of divine monarchy, that he is an incarnation of Viṣṇu.