เจ้าพระยา

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Thai[edit]

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Alternative forms

Etymology[edit]

From เจ้า (jâao, chief; lord; master; etc) +‎ พระยา (prá-yaa, chief, lord, master; etc). Compare Khmer ចៅព្រះយា (cawprĕəhyiə); Lao ເຈົ້າພະຍາ (chao pha nyā).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicเจ้าพระยา
e t͡ɕ ˆ ā b r a y ā
Phonemicจ้าว-พฺระ-ยา
t͡ɕ ˆ ā w – b ̥ r a – y ā
RomanizationPaiboonjâao-prá-yaa
Royal Institutechao-phra-ya
(standard) IPA(key)/t͡ɕaːw˥˩.pʰra˦˥.jaː˧/

Noun[edit]

เจ้าพระยา (jâao-prá-yaa)

  1. (archaic) chief, lord, master, leader, ruler, administrator, person in authority, person in charge, especially high-ranking one; high king, high monarch; overlord; also used as an honorific.
  2. (historical) the second highest Thai noble rank; holder of this rank.

Usage notes[edit]

As regards the second sense, the term was the highest noble rank until the rank สมเด็จเจ้าพระยา (sǒm-dèt-jâao-prá-yaa) was created in the Thon Buri period (1767–1782).

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Proper noun[edit]

เจ้าพระยา (jâao-prá-yaa)

  1. Chao Phraya River.

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