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BurmeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

ဘုန်း (bhun:, glory) +‎ ကြီး (kri:, great)

PronunciationEdit

  • Phonetic respelling: ဖုန်းဂြီး
  • IPA(key): /pʰóʊɴd͡ʑí/
  • Romanization: MLCTS: bhun:kri: • ALA-LC: bhun‘″krī″ • BGN/PCGN: hpon:gyi: • Okell: hpoùñcì

Noun 1Edit

ဘုန်းကြီး (bhun:kri:) (classifier ပါး or ဦး)

  1. (Buddhism) monk

Derived termsEdit

Noun 2Edit

  1. (chess) The chess piece denoted or which moves along diagonal lines and developed from the shatranj alfil ("elephant") and was originally known as the aufil or archer in English, equivalent to the modern bishop.

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Burmese · စစ်တုရင်ရုပ် (cactu.rang-rup) (layout · text)
           
ဘုရင် (bhu.rang) ဘုရင်မ (bhu.rangma.) ကျီးအ (kyi:a.) ဘုန်းကြီး (bhun:kri:) မြင်း (mrang:) နယ် (nai)

VerbEdit

ဘုန်းကြီး (bhun:kri:)

  1. to be very powerful; to wield a lot of weight

Further readingEdit

  • ဘုန်းကြီး” in The Judson Burmese–English Dictionary (Rangoon: American Baptist Mission Press 1921), page 728.
  • ဘုန်းကြီး” in Myanmar–English Dictionary (Myanmar Language Commission 1993). Searchable online at SEAlang.net.