สมเด็จพระ

ThaiEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From สมเด็จ (sǒm-dèt) +‎ พระ (prá). Equivalent to Old Khmer saṃtec (literally condition of being supreme in status and power) + bra (literally distinguished; divine; excellent; holy; sacred; superior; etc). Compare Modern Khmer សម្តេចព្រះ (sɑɑmtəcprĕəh).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicสมเด็จพระ
s m e ɗ ˘ t͡ɕ b r a
Phonemic
สม-เด็ด-พฺระ
s m – e ɗ ˘ ɗ – b ̥ r a
RomanizationPaiboonsǒm-dèt-prá
Royal Institutesom-det-phra
(standard) IPA(key)/som˩˩˦.det̚˨˩.pʰraʔ˦˥/(R)

NounEdit

สมเด็จพระ (sǒm-dèt-prá)

  1. an honorific given to a god, priest, royal person, or noble person.