พระนคร

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From พระ (prá, honorific given to gods, religious personages, royal persons, etc, as well as persons or things relating to them, literally best; excellent; godly; sacred; etc) +‎ นคร (ná-kɔɔn, city; city-state).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicพระนคร
b r a n g r
Phonemic
พฺระ-นะ-คอน
b ̥ r a – n a – g ɒ n
RomanizationPaiboonprá-ná-kɔɔn
Royal Institutephra-na-khon
(standard) IPA(key)/pʰra˦˥.na˦˥.kʰɔːn˧/(R)

Noun[edit]

พระนคร (prá-ná-kɔɔn)

  1. kingdom; monarchy.
  2. capital city of a kingdom.

Proper noun[edit]

พระนคร (prá-ná-kɔɔn)

  1. (historical) the formal name of Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, from 1865 until 22 December 1971, on which it was consolidated with the province of ธนบุรี to form a polity called นครหลวง (ná-kɔɔn-lǔuang).
  2. (historical) Angkor (the capital city of the Khmer Empire, in modern-day Cambodia)