มหาวิทยาลัย

ThaiEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From มหา (má-hǎa, great; high) +‎ วิทยาลัย (wít-tá-yaa-lai, college, literally abode of knowledge); ultimately from Sanskrit महाविद्यालय (mahāvidyālaya, literally great house of knowledge), from महा (mahā, great; hight) + विद्यालय (vidyālaya, academy; school, literally house of knowledge). Cognate with Khmer មហាវិទ្យាល័យ (mĕəʼhaavɨttyiəlay); Lao ມະຫາວິທະຍາໄລ (ma hā wi tha nyā lai).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicมหาวิทยาลัย
m h ā w i d y ā l ạ y
Phonemicมะ-หา-วิด-ทะ-ยา-ไล
m a – h ā – w i ɗ – d a – y ā – ai l
RomanizationPaiboonmá-hǎa-wít-tá-yaa-lai
Royal Institutema-ha-wit-tha-ya-lai
(standard) IPA(key)/ma˦˥.haː˩˩˦.wit̚˦˥.tʰa˦˥.jaː˧.laj˧/

NounEdit

มหาวิทยาลัย (má-hǎa-wít-tá-yaa-lai) (classifier แห่ง)

  1. (education) university.

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