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EtymologyEdit

From Old Khmer vraḥ (to be holy, sacred, divine; celestial or holy being), ultimately from Sanskrit वर (vara, best; excellent; foremost; holy; precious; top; valuable; etc).

Compare Burmese ဘုရား (bhu.ra:); Telugu వరము (varamu), వరుడు (varuḍu); Thai พร (pɔɔn).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic and Phonemic ព្រះ
b̥rḥ
WT romanisation prĕəh
(standard) IPA(key) /prĕəh/

NounEdit

ព្រះ (preah)

  1. Buddha
  2. God
  3. Lord
  4. count or earl (title)

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