สยาม

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Officially used as the name of the country from the reign of Mongkut (1851‑68) until 24 June 1939, when the country was renamed ประเทศไทย ‎(bprà-têet-tai, Thailand).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic สยาม
s y ā m
Phonemic สะ-หฺยาม
s a – h ̥ y ā m
[bound form]
สะ-หฺยาม-มะ-
s a – h ̥ y ā m – m a –
Paiboon sà-yǎam sà-yǎam-má-
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /sä(ʔ)˨˩.jäːm˩˩˦/ /sä(ʔ)˨˩.jäːm˩˩˦.mä(ʔ)˦˥./
Homophones ศยาม
Audio

Adjective[edit]

สยาม ‎(sà-yǎam)

  1. (historical) Siamese.

Proper noun[edit]

สยาม ‎(sà-yǎam)

  1. (historical) Siam.
  2. (historical) Siamese.

Noun[edit]

สยาม ‎(sà-yǎam)

  1. (historical) Siamese.

Usage notes[edit]

Now still in use as a ceremonious, literary, poetical, metaphorical, or humorous reference to Thailand.

Derived terms[edit]