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PaliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

มหา

  1. ablative singular of มห, Thai script form of maha
  2. nominative and vocative plural of มห, Thai script form of maha

AdjectiveEdit

มหา

  1. masculine and neuter vocative singular of มหนฺตฺ, Thai script form of mahant

ThaiEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicมหา
m h ā
Phonemicมะ-หา
m a – h ā
ม̄ะ-หา
m a – h ā
RomanizationPaiboonmá-hǎama-hǎa
Royal Institutema-hama-ha
(standard) IPA(key)/ma˦˥.haː˩˩˦//ma˧.haː˩˩˦/

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.