พรหมวิหาร

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Pali brahmavihāra (literally abode of brahma(s)), from brahma (brahma, a type of divine being) + vihāra (abode); equivalent to Thai พรหม (prom) +‎ วิหาร (wí-hǎan).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicพรหมวิหาร
b r h m w i h ā r
Phonemic
พฺรม-วิ-หาน
b ̥ r m – w i – h ā n
พฺรม-มะ-วิ-หาน
b ̥ r m – m a – w i – h ā n
RomanizationPaiboonprom-wí-hǎanprom-má-wí-hǎan
Royal Institutephrom-wi-hanphrom-ma-wi-han
(standard) IPA(key)/pʰrom˧.wi˦˥.haːn˩˩˦/(R)/pʰrom˧.ma˦˥.wi˦˥.haːn˩˩˦/(R)

Proper noun[edit]

พรหมวิหาร (prom-wí-hǎan)

  1. (Buddhism) the name of the four virtues that are practiced by brahmas and that one who wants be as pure as a brahma should practice, that is, เมตตา (mêet-dtaa, benevolence), กรุณา (gà-rú-naa, compassion), มุทิตา (empathetic joy), and อุเบกขา (equanimity).