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EtymologyEdit

From Pali mahā(grand; great); perhaps via Old Khmer mahā°, mhā°(grand; great). Compare Modern Khmer មហា(môha).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic มหา
m h ā
Phonemic มะ-หา
m a – h ā
Paiboon má-hǎa
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /mä(ʔ)˦˥.häː˩˩˦/

AdjectiveEdit

มหา ‎(má-hǎa)

  1. grand; great.

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

มหา ‎(má-hǎa)

  1. (Buddhism) the ecclesiastical title given to a priest who has passed the third level of the examination เปรียญธรรม.