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EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit वेश्या (veśyā, prostitute); possibly via Khmer ពេស្យា (peehsyaa, prostitute).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicแพศยา
æ b ɕ y ā
Phonemicแพด-สะ-หฺยา
æ b ɗ – s a – h ̥ y ā
RomanizationPaiboonpɛ̂ɛt-sà-yǎa
Royal Institutephaet-sa-ya
(standard) IPA(key)/pʰɛːt̚˥˩.sa˨˩.jaː˩˩˦/

NounEdit

แพศยา (pɛ̂ɛt-sà-yǎa)

  1. (now derogatory and offensive) prostitute.
  2. (derogatory and offensive) immoral, promiscuous, or shameless woman.

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