เพลา

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Thai[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit वेला (velā, time). Compare Khmer ពេលា (peiliə, auspicious moment).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicเพลา
e b l ā
Phonemicเพ-ลา
e b – l ā
RomanizationPaiboonpee-laa
Royal Institutephe-la
(standard) IPA(key)/pʰeː˧.laː˧/

Noun[edit]

เพลา (pee-laa)

  1. (dated, archaic) Alternative form of เวลา (wee-laa)

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Khmer ភ្លៅ (phlɨw, thigh).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicเพลา
e b l ā
Phonemicเพฺลา
e b ̥ l ā
RomanizationPaiboonplao
Royal Institutephlao
(standard) IPA(key)/pʰlaw˧/

Noun[edit]

เพลา (plao)

  1. (anatomy) lap (part of body).
  2. (machinery) axle.
  3. (machinery) shaft; flagpole.

Etymology 3[edit]

Of uncertain origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicเพลา
e b l ā
Phonemicเพฺลา
e b ̥ l ā
RomanizationPaiboonplao
Royal Institutephlao
(standard) IPA(key)/pʰlaw˧/

Noun[edit]

เพลา (plao)

  1. tissue paper made from paper mulberry, traditionally used in making puppets and as draft papers.

Etymology 4[edit]

Of uncertain origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicเพลา
e b l ā
Phonemicเพฺลา
e b ̥ l ā
RomanizationPaiboonplao
Royal Institutephlao
(standard) IPA(key)/pʰlaw˧/

Verb[edit]

เพลา (plao) (abstract noun การเพลา)

  1. to reduce (frequency, hardness, harshness, seriousness, strength, etc).