ဆရာတော်

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Burmese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ဆရာ (hca.ra, teacher) +‎ -တော် (-tau, honorific)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Phonetic respellings: ဆ'ရာဒေါ်, ဆ'ဒေါ်, ဇ'ဒေါ်
  • IPA(key): /sʰəjàdɔ̀/, /sʰədɔ̀/, /zədɔ̀/
  • Romanization: MLCTS: hca.ratau • ALA-LC: charāto‘ • BGN/PCGN: hsăyadaw/hsădaw/zădaw • Okell: hsăyato/hsăto/hsăto

Usage notes[edit]

The reduced pronunciations /sʰədɔ̀/ and /zədɔ̀/ are colloquial.

Noun[edit]

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ဆရာတော် (hca.ratau) (classifier ပါး or ဦး)

  1. (Buddhism) abbot (of a Buddhist monastery)
  2. (Buddhism, honorific) respectful form of address used for Buddhist monks

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