พาฬ

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Thai[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Pali bāḷa (ferine; savage). Compare Pali vāḷa (ferine; savage); Sanskrit व्याल (vyāla, wicked, vicious; wicked animal; cruel animal).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic พาฬ
b ā ɭ
Phonemic พาน
b ā n
[bound form]
พา-ละ-
b ā – l a –
Paiboon paan paa-lá-
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /pʰaːn˧/ /pʰaː˧.la˦˥./
Homophones

Noun[edit]

พาฬ (paan)

  1. (literary, poetic) ferocious or carnivorous animal, as elephant, lion, snake, tiger, etc.