จำเลย

ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Khmer ចំឡើយ (cɑmlaəy, answer; reply; response), extended form of ឆ្លើយ (chlaəy), from Old Khmer chley, chlœya (to answer; to reply; to respond; etc), from which Thai เฉลย (chà-lə̌əi) is derived.

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicจำเลย
t͡ɕ å e l y
Phonemic
จำ-เลย
t͡ɕ å – e l y
RomanizationPaiboonjam-ləəi
Royal Institutecham-loei
(standard) IPA(key)/t͡ɕam˧.lɤːj˧/(R)

NounEdit

จำเลย (jam-ləəi) (classifier คน or ราย)

  1. (civil procedure) defendant; defending party.
  2. (criminal procedure) the accused; accused person; accused party.
  3. (figuratively) person accused unduly or groundlessly; person subject to an undue or groundless accusation.

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VerbEdit

จำเลย (jam-ləəi)

  1. (archaic and poetic) to answer; to reply.