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Khon masks

EtymologyEdit

From หัว (hǔua, head) +‎ โขน (kǒon, Khon: a traditional masked performance); literally "Khon head", referring to a mask worn in performing Khon, depicting a character from the epic Rāmāyaṇa.

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicหัวโขน
h ạ w o kʰ n
Phonemicหัว-โขน
h ạ w – o kʰ n
RomanizationPaiboonhǔua-kǒon
Royal Institutehua-khon
(standard) IPA(key)/hua̯˩˩˦.kʰoːn˩˩˦/

NounEdit

หัวโขน (hǔua-kǒon)

  1. (figuratively) role, function; position, office.