มหาวิทยาลัย

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Etymology[edit]

From มหา (má-hǎa, great; high) +‎ วิทยาลัย (wít-tá-yaa-lai, college, literally abode of knowledge); ultimately from Sanskrit महाविद्यालय (mahāvidyālaya, literally great house of knowledge), from महा (mahā, great; hight) + विद्यालय (vidyālaya, academy; school, literally house of knowledge). Cognate with Khmer មហាវិទ្យាល័យ (môhavĭtyéalôy); Lao ມະຫາວິທະຍາໄລ (ma hā wi tha nyā lai).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic มหาวิทยาลัย
m h ā w i d y ā l ạ y
Phonemic มะ-หา-วิด-ทะ-ยา-ไล
m a – h ā – w i ɗ – d a – y ā – ai l
Paiboon má-hǎa-wít-tá-yaa-lai
(standard) IPA(key) /ma˦˥.haː˩˩˦.wit̚˦˥.tʰa˦˥.jaː˧.laj˧/

Noun[edit]

มหาวิทยาลัย (má-hǎa-wít-tá-yaa-lai)

  1. (education) university.

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