วิมาน

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Thai[edit]

1.1: flying castle in Rāmāyaṇa
1.1: flying chariot in Rāmāyaṇa

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Pali vimāna (divine mansion; palace) or Sanskrit विमान (vimāna, flying chariot; airplane, aircraft); probably via Old Khmer vimāna (celestial palace, abode in heaven; palace; temple). Cognate with Modern Khmer វិមាន (vimiən).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicวิมาน
w i m ā n
Phonemicวิ-มาน
w i – m ā n
RomanizationPaiboonwí-maan
Royal Institutewi-man
(standard) IPA(key)/wi˦˥.maːn˧/

Noun[edit]

วิมาน (wí-maan)

  1. vimāna:
    1. (mythology) flying boat; flying castle; flying chariot.
    2. (mythology) abode or residence of a god, especially that in heaven or on a cloud.
  2. royal residence; palace.
  3. (by extension) elegant or luxurious building, as castle, mansion, etc.
  4. (slang and vulgar) used as an intensifier.

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