สภา

PaliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

สภา f

  1. Thai script form of sabhā

ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Pali sabhā (assembly; congregation; convention; etc) or Sanskrit सभा (sabhā, assembly; meeting), possibly via Old Khmer sabhā (council, court of justice; member of a council or court; council chamber, tribunal). Cognate with Middle Khmer subhā, sūbhā (court; court of justice; member of a court: justice, judge; etc), from which Thai สุภา (sù-paa, court; judge) was derived, and cognate with Northern Thai ᩈᨽᩣ, Lao ສະພາ (sa phā), Shan သၽႃး (sǎ pháa), and Modern Khmer សភា (saʼphiə), សុភា (sophiə).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicสภา
s bʰ ā
Phonemic
สะ-พา
s a – b ā
RomanizationPaiboonsà-paa
Royal Institutesa-pha
(standard) IPA(key)/sa˨˩.pʰaː˧/(R)

NounEdit

สภา (sà-paa)

  1. assembly; conference; convention; council; gathering; forum; meeting.
  2. (archaic) court; tribunal.
  3. (colloquial) Short for รัฐสภา (rát-tà-sà-paa).

SynonymsEdit

assembly; conference; etc
court; tribunal
legislature

Derived termsEdit

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