ยมทูต

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit यमदूत (yamadūta, Yama's agent).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic ยมทูต
y m d ū t
Phonemic ยม-มะ-ทูด
y m – m a – d ū ɗ
Paiboon yom-má-tûut
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /jom˧.ma˦˥.tʰuːt̚˥˩/

Noun[edit]

ยมทูต (yom-má-tûut)

  1. (Buddhism, Hinduism) An underworld officer whose duty is to bring a dead person before the underworld court for trial.
  2. (theology) an officer of the hell, especially one with a similar duty.
  3. a crow (any of several birds of the genus Corvus and the family Corvidae, traditionally believed to be agents of the underworld).
  4. (figuratively) anyone or anything that deprives a living creature of its life or that brings death.

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Related terms[edit]

  • ยมบาล (yom-má-baan, underworld officer whose duty is to enforce judgments passed by the underworld court)
  • ยมราช (yom-má-râat, underworld overlord)
  • ยมโลก (yom-má-lôok, underworld)