บุญ

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Thai[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Pali puñña (good; merit); perhaps via Old Khmer punya, pūnya, punye, puṇa, puna, pūna, °pana (good or pious work; act of merit; merit; ceremony, rite, service; festival). Compare Khmer បុណ្យ (bon); Sanskrit पुण्य (puṇya); Lao ບຸນ (bun).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicบุญ
ɓ u ɲ
Phonemicบุน
ɓ u n
[bound form]
บุน-
ɓ u n –
[bound form]
บุน-ยะ-
ɓ u n – y a –
RomanizationPaiboonbunbun-bun-yá-
Royal Institutebunbun-bun-ya-
(standard) IPA(key)/bun˧//bun˧.//bun˧.ja˦˥./

Noun[edit]

บุญ (bun)

  1. delight; happiness.
  2. (religion) merit.
  3. (religion) favourable outcome of a good deed done in one's previous life.
  4. goodness; moral excellence; virtue.
  5. favour; kindness; mercy.
  6. (dialectal) religious ceremony or festival, especially one involving merriment or the making of merit.

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