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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Sanskrit व्यायाम (vyāyāma, drill, exercise, practice; effort, exertion, struggle; etc); perhaps via Old Khmer byāyāma, byāyām (to strive; to struggle; to endeavor; to persist; to persevere; etc). Cognate with Modern Khmer ព្យាយាម (pyiəyiəm).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicพยายาม
b y ā y ā m
Phonemicพะ-ยา-ยาม
b a – y ā – y ā m
RomanizationPaiboonpá-yaa-yaam
Royal Institutepha-ya-yam
(standard) IPA(key)/pʰa˦˥.jaː˧.jaːm˧/

VerbEdit

พยายาม (pá-yaa-yaam) (abstract noun การพยายาม or ความพยายาม)

  1. to make an effort; to endeavor; to strive; to struggle; to try; to attempt; to persevere; to persist.
  2. (criminal law) to attempt.