ยักษ์

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Thai[edit]

A mural painting at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Bangkok, depicting Surasa the yakṣī (female yakṣa)
A mural painting at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Bangkok, depicting a yakṣa king on his chariot

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit यक्ष (yakṣa, yakṣa). Cognate with យក្ស (yŭəksɑɑ); Lao ຍັກ (nyak).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicยักษ์
y ạ k ʂ ʻ
Phonemicยัก
y ạ k
RomanizationPaiboonyák
Royal Instituteyak
(standard) IPA(key)/jak̚˦˥/
Homophonesยัก
ยักข์

Noun[edit]

ยักษ์ (yák)

  1. (mythology) yakṣa, a kind of malevolent supernatural being, often depicted as having supernatural power, great strength, a very large body, and a frightening appearance.
  2. (mythology) any similar being, such as giant or ogre.
  3. (figuratively, sometimes derogatory and offensive) person characteristic of a yakṣa, such as one who is malevolent, is ruthless, has extraordinarily great strength, has a very large body, or has a frightening appearance.

Adjective[edit]

ยักษ์ (yák) (abstract noun ความยักษ์)

  1. (figuratively, sometimes derogatory and offensive) of, resembling, or characteristic of a yakṣa, such as being malevolent, being ruthless, having great strength, having a very large body, or having a frightening appearance.
  2. (figuratively) extraordinarily great (in size, quantity, degree, extent, importance, etc).

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