สวัสดี

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Thai[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit स्वस्ति(svasti, blessing; fortune; prosperity; success; welfare; well-being; etc). Compare Old Khmer svasti, svāsti; Modern Khmer សួស្ដី(suŏsdei).

The interjection was first used at the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, by Duke Uppakit Sinlapasan in 2476 BE (1933/34 CE). Its official use was ordained by the government of Field Marshall Plaek Phibunsongkhram on 22 January 2486 BE (1944 CE).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic สวัสดี
s w ạ s ɗ ī
Phonemic สะ-หฺวัด-ดี
s a – h ̥ w ạ ɗ – ɗ ī
Paiboon sà-wàt-dii
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /sä(ʔ)˨˩.wät̚˨˩.diː˧/

Interjection[edit]

สวัสดี ‎(sà-wàt-dii)

  1. used to express a greeting or farewell, answer a telephone, or attract attention.

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Noun[edit]

สวัสดี ‎(sà-wàt-dii)

  1. good fortune; prosperity.
  2. moral excellence; virtue.
  3. security; safety.
  4. success.
  5. well-being.

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