ประมุข

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit प्रमुख (pramukha, chief, leader; foremost, frontmost, capital, literally one who faces forwards; facing forwards); from प्र (pra, before; forwards; forth; very, excessive, much; etc) + मुख (mukha, front, face; mouth); equivalent to Thai ประ (bprà) +‎ มุข (múk). Cognate with Khmer ប្រមុខ (prɑmuk). Compare Pali pamukha.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicประมุข
p r a m u kʰ
Phonemicปฺระ-มุก
p ̥ r a – m u k
RomanizationPaiboonbprà-múk
Royal Institutepra-muk
(standard) IPA(key)/pra˨˩.muk̚˦˥/

Noun[edit]

ประมุข (bprà-múk)

  1. (elegant) chief; head; leader.
  2. (law) Clipping of ประมุขแห่งรัฐ (bprà-múk-hɛ̀ng-rát, head of state).
  3. (Roman Catholicism and archaic) bishop.

Derived terms[edit]

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Synonyms[edit]

bishop