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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Sanskrit देवता (devatā, god; deity) or Pali devatā (god; deity); probably via Old Khmer devatā, devtā (god; deity). Cognate with Modern Khmer ទេវតា (tévta).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic เทวดา
e d w ɗ ā
Phonemic เท-วะ-ดา
e d – w a – ɗ ā
Paiboon tee-wá-daa
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /tʰeː˧.wa˦˥.daː˧/

NounEdit

เทวดา (tee-wá-daa) (classifier ตน or องค์)

  1. (theology) god; deity.

Usage notesEdit

  • The classifier ตน is archaic.

Related termsEdit