ឧសភា

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Etymology[edit]

Loaned from Sanskrit उषपा (uṣapā) combined from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwsōs (dawn), cognates including Latin Aurora, aurora, Ancient Greek Ἠώς (Ēṓs), ἠώς (ēṓs) and possibly Old English Ēostre, as well as from Proto-Indo-European *péh₂wr̥ (compare Hittite 𒉺𒀪𒄯 (paḫḫur), Umbrian pir, Tocharian A por, Tocharian B puwar, Czech pȳř (hot ashes), Ancient Greek πῦρ (pûr, fire), Armenian հուր (hur, fire)) and perhaps Albanian prush (embers). This was an inanimate noun whose animate counterpart was Proto-Indo-European *h₁n̥gʷnis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic ឧសភា
usbʰā
Phonemic អុ-សៈ-ភា / អ៊ុ-សៈ-ភា
ʾu-s`-bʰā / ʾ′u-s`-bʰā
WT romanisation ʾosaʾphiə, ʾusaʾphiə
(standard) IPA(key) /ʔo.saʔ.pʰiə/ ~ /ʔu.saʔ.pʰiə/

Noun[edit]

ឧសភា (ʾosaʾphiə)

  1. May
    ខែឧសភា  ―  khae ʾosaʾphiə  ―  (the month of) May
  2. Sun
  3. Fire

See also[edit]