เทพ

See also: เทพี

ThaiEdit

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Alternative forms

EtymologyEdit

From Pali deva (deity; god) or Sanskrit देव (deva, deity; god); probably via Old Khmer debbha, debva, dœbva (deity; god). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *deywós (god, the celestial one). Cognate with Lao ເທບ (thēp), Modern Khmer ទេព (teip), and Malay dewa.

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicเทพ
e d b
Phonemic
เทบ
e d ɓ
[bound form]
เทบ-
e d ɓ –
[bound form]
เทบ-พะ-
e d ɓ – b a –
RomanizationPaiboontêeptêep-têep-pá-
Royal Institutethepthep-thep-pha-
(standard) IPA(key)/tʰeːp̚˥˩/(R)/tʰeːp̚˥˩.//tʰeːp̚˥˩.pʰa˦˥./

NounEdit

เทพ (têep)

  1. (theology) (classifier ตน or องค์) god; deity.
  2. the Thai ecclesiastical rank above ราช (râat) and below ธรรม (tam).

Usage notesEdit

  • The classifier ตน is archaic.

AdjectiveEdit

เทพ (têep) (abstract noun ความเทพ)

  1. (slang) divine: extremely good; unusually lovely; very pleasing; of superhuman or surpassing excellence.
  2. (slang, sarcastic) inviolable; sacrosanct; untouchable; uncriticisable; unchangeable; beyond interference.

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