ผู้ปกครอง

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ผู้ (pûu, agent noun prefix) +‎ ปกครอง (to administer, to control, to direct, to rule; to guard, to protect).

The second sense was probably first used on 11 November 1923, when the first book of the Civil and Commercial Code of Thailand was promulgated.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic ผู้ปกครอง
pʰ ū ˆ p k g r ɒ ŋ
Phonemic พู่-ปก-คฺรอง
b ū ˋ – p k – g ̥ r ɒ ŋ
Paiboon pûu-bpòk-krɔɔng
(standard) IPA(key) /pʰuː˥˩.pok̚˨˩.kʰrɔːŋ˧/

Noun[edit]

ผู้ปกครอง (pûu-bpòk-krɔɔng)

  1. administrator, controller, director, ruler; guardian, protector.
  1. (law) guardian: person entrusted by law with the care of a minor instead of its parents.
  2. (informal) person in charge of another, as parent, grandparent, relative, etc.

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