เพชร

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Thai[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Alternative forms

Etymology[edit]

From Old Khmer bejra, beja, bejña (diamond); ultimately from Sanskrit वज्र (vajra, diamond; thunderbolt; vajra, Indra's weapon). Cognate Modern Khmer ពេជ្រ (pɨcrɔɔ). And cognate with Thai พัชระ, พิเชียร, วชิระ, วัชระ, วิเชียร (wí-chiian).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicเพชร
e b d͡ʑ r
Phonemic
{Short}
เพ็ด
e b ˘ ɗ
[bound form]
เพ็ด-
e b ˘ ɗ –
[bound form]
เพ็ด-ชะ-
e b ˘ ɗ – d͡ʑ a –
RomanizationPaiboonpétpét-pét-chá-
Royal Institutephetphet-phet-cha-
(standard) IPA(key)/pʰet̚˦˥//pʰet̚˦˥.//pʰet̚˦˥.t͡ɕʰa˦˥./
Homophonesเพ็จ

Noun[edit]

เพชร (pét)

  1. diamond.
  2. (elegant, chiefly in combination) lightning bolt; thunderbolt.
  3. (Hindu mythology, elegant, chiefly in combination) vajra, a weapon of the god Indra, symbolising thunderbolt.
  4. (mythology, elegant, chiefly in combination) similar weapon, as that of Zeus in the Greek mythology.

Derived terms[edit]

Derived terms

Synonyms[edit]

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