ភាព

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Khmer[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit भव (bhava, state of being, existence, character, being). Compare Chinese (), Vietnamese phép, pháp.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic and Phonemic ភាព
bʰāb
WT romanisation phiəp
(standard) IPA(key) /pʰiəp/

Noun[edit]

ភាព (phiəp)

  1. state (of affairs), condition, status, state of being, shape, nature, aspect
    ភាពកណ្ដាលpʰiep kɑndaalintermediate state (literally, state of middle)
  2. character
  3. form, manner, way
    រូបភាពruup pʰiepimage, picture (literally, image, representation+form)
  4. (Buddhism) doctrine of "coming into existence"
  5. functions as a nominalizing element, forming compounds with terms of adjectival meaning, and normally prefixed to native words and suffixed to words of Indic origin (usually appearing in their bound form): -ness, state of being...
    ភាពក្ដៅpʰiep kdavardor, earnestness (literally, -ness + to be hot)
    ភាពកំរោលpʰiep kɑmraolbrutality, cruelty (literally, -ness + to be violent, cruel)
    កម្មិកភាពkammɨkaʼ-pʰiepactivity (literally, to be active + - ness)
    គម្ភីរភាពkumpʰiireaʼ-pʰiepprofundity, depth (literally, to be meaningful, profound + -ness)

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