暹羅

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See also: 暹罗

Chinese[edit]

Siam
 
to collect; to gather; to catch; to shift; gauze
trad. (暹羅)
simp. (暹罗)
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Etymology[edit]

Short for 暹羅斛暹罗斛 (as recorded in the History of Ming), which was a combined name for two states in modern-day Thailand:

The two kingdoms merged in the mid-14th century to become the Ayutthaya Kingdom, and the combined Chinese name 暹羅 remained in use to refer to subsequent Thai kingdoms.

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Proper noun[edit]

暹羅

  1. (historical) Siam (old name for Thailand)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Grade: S
Irregular

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)

Proper noun[edit]

暹羅 (katakana シャム, rōmaji Shamu)

  1. Alternative spelling of シャム (Siam)