วิหาร

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Thai[edit]

the image hall of Wat Suthat, Bangkok
within the image hall of Wat Suthat, Bangkok

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Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic วิหาร
w i h ā r
Phonemic วิ-หาน
w i – h ā n
[bound form]
วิ-หา-ระ-
w i – h ā – r a –
Paiboon wí-hǎan wí-hǎa-rá-
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /wi˦˥.häːn˩˩˦/ /wi˦˥.häː˩˩˦.rä(ʔ)˦˥./

Etymology 1[edit]

From Pali vihāra(monastery) or Sanskrit विहार(vihāra, academy; sanctuary; temple); perhaps via Old Khmer vihāra(monastery). Compare Modern Khmer វិហារ(vĭhar); Lao ວິຫານ(wi hān).

Noun[edit]

วิหาร ‎(wí-hǎan)

  1. religious compound; monastery; place of worship.
  2. in a religious compound: image hall (hall housing a religious image/images), as distinguished from โบสถ์(bòot, ritual hall).
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Sanskrit विहार(vihāra, absence; enjoyment; pleasure; etc). Cognate with Khmer វិហារ(vĭhar).

Noun[edit]

  1. (elegant) relax; rest.