เมรุ

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Thai[edit]

Mural painting depicts the mythological cosmos, with Mount Meru as the centre.
Thai Buddhist crematorium representing Mount Meru

Etymology[edit]

From Pali meru (Meru, a mythological mountain). Cognate with Khmer មេរុ (meiruʾ), មេន (mein).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicเมรุ
e m r u
Phonemicเมน
e m n
[bound form]
เมน-
e m n –
[bound form]
เม-รุ-
e m – r u –
RomanizationPaiboonmeenmeen-mee-rú-
Royal Institutemenmen-me-ru-
(standard) IPA(key)/meːn˧//meːn˧.//meː˧.ru˦˥./
Homophonesเมน

Proper noun[edit]

เมรุ (meen) (classifier ลูก)

  1. (Hindu and Buddhist cosmology) Meru, the mountain that serves as the centre of the universe and the situation of the heaven ดาวดึงส์.

Noun[edit]

เมรุ (meen) (classifier เมรุ or หลัง)

  1. crematorium built to represent Mount Meru.
  2. (by extension) any crematorium.

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