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ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Pali aṅga (constituent; factor; member; part) or Sanskrit अङ्ग (aṅga, body; component; constituent; limb; etc); perhaps via Old Khmer ʼaṅga, ʼaṅa, ʼã (member, part; article, item, thing; body, person). Cognate with Lao ອົງ ('ong). Compare Modern Khmer អង្គ (qângkô).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic องค์
ɒ ŋ g ʻ
Phonemic อง
ɒ ŋ
Paiboon ong
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /ʔoŋ˧/
Homophones

ClassifierEdit

องค์ (ong)

  1. used to classify:
    1. gods, high priests, and royal persons, as well as things and beings relating to them.
    2. used to classify religious or sacred objects.
  2. (colloquial) used to classify priests.

NounEdit

องค์ (ong)

  1. (of a god, high priest, or royal person) body; form.
  2. used as an honorific for or term of address to:
    1. gods, high priests, and royal persons, as well as things and beings relating to them.
    2. religious or sacred objects.
  3. (slang)
    1. psychic ability or power.
      • มันมีองค์  ―  man mii ong  ―  He's psychic! — (literally) He has ong!
    2. supernatural being.
      • องค์ลง  ―  ong long  ―  A spirit has descended [into the body of a medium].
      • องค์ประทับร่าง  ―  ong bprà-táp râang  ―  A spirit is possessing the body [of a medium].
  4. body; embodiment.
  5. component; constituent; element.