สยาม

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of uncertain origin. Possibly from Old Khmer siama (Siam), whose origin is not known. Compare Modern Khmer សៀម (siəm), ស្យាម (syiəm).

Officially used as the name of the country from the reign of Mongkut (1851–68) until 24 June 1939, when the country was renamed ไทย (tai, Thailand).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicสยาม
s y ā m
Phonemicสะ-หฺยาม
s a – h ̥ y ā m
[bound form]
สะ-หฺยาม-มะ-
s a – h ̥ y ā m – m a –
RomanizationPaiboonsà-yǎamsà-yǎam-má-
Royal Institutesa-yamsa-yam-ma-
(standard) IPA(key)/sa˨˩.jaːm˩˩˦//sa˨˩.jaːm˩˩˦.ma˦˥./
Homophonesศยาม
Audio

Proper noun[edit]

สยาม (sà-yǎam)

  1. (historical) (ประเทศ~, ~ประเทศ, ~รัฐ, ราชอาณาจักร~) Siam.

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