เมตตา

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Etymology[edit]

From Pali mettā (love, amity, sympathy, friendliness); compare Sanskrit मैत्र (maitra, friendly, benevolent). Cognate with Lao ເມດຕາ (mēt tā), ᦵᦙᧆᦎᦱ (medṫaa), Khmer មេត្រី (meetrəy), មេត្តា (meettaa).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicเมตตา
e m t t ā
Phonemic
เมด-ตา
e m ɗ – t ā
RomanizationPaiboonmêet-dtaa
Royal Institutemet-ta
(standard) IPA(key)/meːt̚˥˩.taː˧/(R)

Noun[edit]

เมตตา (mêet-dtaa)

  1. kindness; compassion; benevolence; mercifulness.