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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). 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.