ยมราช

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ยม (yom, Yama, the god of the dead) +‎ ราช (râat, chief, lord, master; etc). Compare Khmer យោមរាជ (yoomĕəʾriəc)

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicยมราช
y m r ā d͡ʑ
Phonemicยม-มะ-ราด
y m – m a – r ā ɗ
RomanizationPaiboonyom-má-râat
Royal Instituteyom-ma-rat
(standard) IPA(key)/jom˧.ma˦˥.raːt̚˥˩/

Noun[edit]

ยมราช (yom-má-râat)

  1. (Buddhism, Hinduism) underworld overlord
  2. title given to the Ministry of Justice (used in ancient times)

Related terms[edit]

  • ยมทูต (yom-má-tûut, underworld officer whose duty is to bring a dead person before the underworld court for trial)
  • ยมบาล (yom-má-baan, underworld officer whose duty is to enforce judgments passed by the underworld court)
  • ยมโลก (yom-má-lôok, underworld)