พนม

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Thai[edit]

lotus bud
พนมมือ (pá-nom mʉʉ; literally "to pá-nom hands"), meaning to press hand palms together in a salute fashion

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Alternative forms

Etymology[edit]

From Old Khmer bnaṃ (height; high place; hill, mountain; temple-mountain, mountain on top of which a temple is located, the temple itself; etc), extended as branomya, from which Thai ประนม is derived. Compare Old Khmer vnaṃ, vnaṃm, vnam; Pre-Angkorian Old Khmer vnaṃ. Cognate with Modern Khmer ភ្នំ (phnum).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicพนม
b n m
Phonemicพะ-นม
b a – n m
RomanizationPaiboonpá-nom
Royal Institutepha-nom
(standard) IPA(key)/pʰa˦˥.nom˧/

Noun[edit]

พนม (pá-nom)

  1. (elegant) hill; mountain.
  2. thing similar to a hill, mountain, or lotus bud, especially in terms of shape or appearance: heap, pile, etc.

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Verb[edit]

พนม (pá-nom) (abstract noun การพนม)

  1. to cause to look like a hill, mountain, or lotus bud, such as พนมมือ (pá-nom mʉʉ; literally "to pá-nom hands"), meaning to press hand palms together in a salute fashion.

Proper noun[edit]

พนม (pá-nom)

  1. (อำเภอ~) Phanom District, a district of Surat Thani Province.