เมรุ

ThaiEdit

 
Mural painting depicts the mythological cosmos, with Mount Meru as the centre.
 
Thai Buddhist crematorium representing Mount Meru

EtymologyEdit

From Pali meru (Meru, a mythological mountain). Cognate with Lao ເມນ (mēn), Khmer មេរុ (meiruʼ), មេន (mein).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicเมรุ
e m r u
Phonemic
เมน
e m n
[bound form]
เมน-
e m n –
[bound form]
เม-รุ-
e m – r u –
RomanizationPaiboonmeenmeen-mee-rú-
Royal Institutemenmen-me-ru-
(standard) IPA(key)/meːn˧/(R)/meːn˧.//meː˧.ru˦˥./
Homophonesเมน

Proper nounEdit

เมรุ (meen) (classifier ลูก)

  1. (Hindu and Buddhist cosmology) Meru, the mountain that serves as the centre of the universe and the situation of the heaven ดาวดึงส์.

NounEdit

เมรุ (meen) (classifier เมรุ or หลัง)

  1. crematorium built to represent Mount Meru.
  2. (by extension) any crematorium.

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