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, 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 verbal roots (usually in suffixed but occasionally prefixed): -ness
    ភាពក្ដៅpʰiep kdavardor, earnestness (literally, -ness+it is hot)
    ភាពកំរោលpʰiep kɑmraolbrutality, cruelty (literally, -ness+to be violent, cruel)
    កម្មិកភាពkammɨk pʰiepactivity (literally, to be active+-ness)
    គម្ភីរភាពkumpʰii pʰiepprofundity, depth (literally, to be meaningful, profound+-ness)
    ឋានភាពtʰaan pʰiepposition, status, rank (literally, place, location+-ness)

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