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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 (’ângkô).

PronunciationEdit

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

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.
    2. supernatural being.
  4. body; embodiment.
  5. component; constituent; element.

ClassifierEdit

องค์ (ong)

  1. Classifier for gods, high priests, and royal persons, as well as things and beings relating to them. all nouns using this classifier
  2. Classifier for religious or sacred objects. all nouns using this classifier
  3. (colloquial) Classifier for priests. all nouns using this classifier