อภิบาล

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Pali abhipāla (protector), from abhi (over; upon; etc) + pāla (guardian; keeper; custodian; etc), or from Sanskrit अभिपाल (abhipāla, protector), अभि (abhi, over; upon; etc) + पाल (pāla, guardian; keeper; custodian; etc), equivalent to อภิ +‎ บาล (baan). Cognate with Khmer អភិបាល (ʾɑɑphibaal).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicอภิบาล
ɒ bʰ i ɓ ā l
Phonemicอะ-พิ-บาน
ɒ a – b i – ɓ ā n
RomanizationPaiboonà-pí-baan
Royal Institutea-phi-ban
(standard) IPA(key)/ʔa˨˩.pʰi˦˥.baːn˧/

Verb[edit]

อภิบาล (à-pí-baan) (abstract noun การอภิบาล)

  1. to guard, to protect, to take care, to look after; to administer, to govern; to keep, to maintain.