อาจารย์

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit आचार्य(ācārya, preceptor; teacher; etc.). Compare Lao ອາຈານ('ā chān).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic อาจารย์
ɒ ā t͡ɕ ā r y ʻ
Phonemic อา-จาน
ɒ ā – t͡ɕ ā n
Paiboon aa-jaan
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /ʔäː˧.t͡ɕäːn˧/
Homophones อาจาร

Noun[edit]

อาจารย์ (aa-jaan) (classifier คน or ท่าน)

  1. one who teaches or instructs, whether as a profession or not, such as an academic teacher (with or without institutional connection), religious teacher, spiritual teacher, etc.
  2. (law) a teacher in a higher education institution who ranks below an assistant professor.
  3. (colloquial) a teacher in an educational institution at any level, irrespective of his or her rank.
  4. (colloquial) one who masters or practices occult, such as an astrologer, exorcist, magus, shaman, sorcerer, etc.
  5. (colloquial) one who masters or specialises in something.

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