หอสมุด

ThaiEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From หอ (hɔ̌ɔ, hall; tower; etc) +‎ สมุด (sà-mùt, book).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicหอสมุด
h ɒ s m u ɗ
Phonemic
หอ-สะ-หฺมุด
h ɒ – s a – h ̥ m u ɗ
RomanizationPaiboonhɔ̌ɔ-sà-mùt
Royal Instituteho-sa-mut
(standard) IPA(key)/hɔː˩˩˦.sa˨˩.mut̚˨˩/(R)

NounEdit

หอสมุด (hɔ̌ɔ-sà-mùt)

  1. library.

Usage notesEdit

The present term is used to refer to a large library, especially one that is a hall or tower, as opposed to ห้องสมุด (hɔ̂ng-sà-mùt), that is used to refer to a smaller one, especially one that is merely a room or set of rooms.