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 English यक्ष ‎(yakṣa). Compare Lao ຍັກ ‎(nyak).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic ยักษ์
y ạ k ʂ ʻ
Phonemic ยัก
y ạ k
Paiboon yák
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /jäk̚˦˥/
Homophones ยัก
ยักข์

Adjective[edit]

ยักษ์ ‎(yák) ‎(abstract noun ความยักษ์)

  1. great in importance, size, quantity, degree, extent, etc.
  2. of, resembling, or characteristic of a yakṣa.
    • ใจยักษ์
      jai yák
      (literally) yakṣa heart
      (meaning cruel, merciless, etc.)

Noun[edit]

ยักษ์ ‎(yák)

  1. (mythology) yakṣa, a kind of malevolent supernatural beings, often depicted as having supernatural power, great strength, large body, and frightening appearance.
  2. (mythology) any similar being, as giant, ogre, etc.
  3. (figuratively) person with a very large body.

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