ปรอท

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old Khmer paraṭta (mercury); ultimately from Pali pārada (mercury) or Sanskrit पारद (pārada, mercury). Compare Modern Khmer បរទ (bârôt).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic ปรอท
p r ɒ d
Phonemic ปะ-หฺรอด
p a – h ̥ r ɒ ɗ
Paiboon bpà-rɔ̀ɔt
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /pa˨˩.rɔːt̚˨˩/
Homophones ปรอด

Noun[edit]

ปรอท (bpà-rɔ̀ɔt)

  1. (chemistry) mercury; quicksilver.
  2. (colloquial) thermometer.
  3. (pathology, of a royal person) (พระ~) fever.
  4. (figuratively and colloquial) used to describe a very quick movement.