ยาม

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Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

ยาม (yāma)

  1. Thai script form of yāma, which is first-person plural present/imperative active of ยาติ (yāti, to go)

Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit याम (yāma, time). Cognate with Lao ຍາມ (nyām), ᦍᦱᧄ (yaam), Northern Thai ᨿᩣ᩠ᨾ, Tai Dam ꪑꪱꪣ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicยาม
y ā m
Phonemic
ยาม
y ā m
[bound form]
ยา-มะ-
y ā – m a –
RomanizationPaiboonyaamyaa-má-
Royal Instituteyamya-ma-
(standard) IPA(key)/jaːm˧/(R)/jaː˧.ma˦˥./

Noun[edit]

ยาม (yaam)

  1. any of the eight parts of the day (period of twenty-four hours), consisting of three hours each.
  2. any of the three parts of the night, consisting of four hours each, called pathommayam (ปฐมยาม), matchimayam (มัชฌิมยาม, and patchimayam (ปัจฉิมยาม), respectively.
  3. (astrological) any of the eight parts of the day (period between sunrise and sunset), consisting of one and a half hours each, called suriya (สุริยะ), sukkra (ศุกระ), phuttha (พุธะ), chanthao (จันเทา), saori (เสารี), khru (ครู), phumma (ภุมมะ), and suriya (สุริยะ), respectively.
  4. (astrological) any of the eight parts of the night, consisting of one and a half hours each, called rawi (รวี), chiwo (ชีโว), sasi (ศศิ), sukkro (ศุโกร), phummo (ภุมโม), soro (โสโร), phuttho (พุโธ), and rawi (รวิ), rspectively.
  5. moment; time.
  6. guard; security; sentry; watchman

Derived terms[edit]