สยาม

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Thai[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicสยาม
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 –
RomanizationPaiboonsà-yǎamsà-yǎam-má-
Royal Institutesa-yamsa-yam-ma-
(standard) IPA(key)/sa˨˩.jaːm˩˩˦/(R)/sa˨˩.jaːm˩˩˦.ma˦˥./
Homophonesศยาม
Audio

Etymology 1[edit]

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

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).

Proper noun[edit]

สยาม (sà-yǎam)

  1. (historical) (ประเทศ~, ~ประเทศ, ~รัฐ, ราชอาณาจักร~) Siam.
Derived terms[edit]
Derived terms
Descendants[edit]
  • Burmese: ရှမ်း (hram:)
    • English: Shan
    • Thai: ฉาน (chǎan)
  • Portuguese: Sciam

Etymology 2[edit]

From clipping of สยามสแควร์.

Proper noun[edit]

สยาม (sà-yǎam)

  1. (slang) Siam Square (a shopping district in Bangkok, Thailand)