Kamboja

See also: kamboja

English

 
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Etymology

Unclear. The word is supposed by some scholars to be related to Kambujiya, although "there are also scholars who denounce a connection between Kamboja and Kambujiya [...] and who defend another etymology".[1] Compare Kambuja, Kamboj and Kamboja (name).

Pronunciation

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Proper noun

Kamboja

  1. An ancient Indo-Iranian region, located originally in Central Asia.
    • 1995, Narendra K Wagle, Society at the time of the Buddha, page 35:
      Denying this claim, the Buddha tells Assalayana how in Yona and Kamboja and other outlying regions there are two vannas, the master and the slave, and that it is possible for a master to become a slave or for a slave to become a master.

Translations

Noun

Kamboja (plural Kambojas or Kamboja)

  1. A member of an Indo-Aryan and Indo-Iranian people from this region.
    • West, Barbara A. (19 May 2010). Encyclopedia of the Peoples of Asia and Oceania. Infobase Publishing. p. 359. →ISBN.
      Some Kshatriya Tribes of Ancient India, B C Law, 124, P. 230-31 "... in a list of ancient Vedic teachers given in the Vamsa Brahmana of the Samveda..we find one of the teachers in the line to be Kamboja Aupamanyava, that is, Kamboja, the son of Upamanyu....the fact stands out without any possible doubt that a sage from among the Kamboja people, had found a place in the list of the great ancient teachers by whom the Vedic lore was kept up and handed on, and there is no room for any hesitation in saying that the Kambojas in Vedic times formed an important section of the Vedic Indian people.

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References

  1. ^ Tavernier, Jan (2007) Iranica in the Achaemenid Period (ca. 550–330 B.C.): Lexicon of Old Iranian Proper Names and Loanwords, Attested in Non-Iranian Texts, Peeters Publishers, →ISBN, page 19, citing Benveniste 1958: 48n.1

Indonesian

 
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Etymology

From Khmer កម្ពុជា (kampuciə), from Pali kamboja, ultimately from Sanskrit काम्बोज (kāmboja, the name of a tribe mentioned in Hindu scripture). Doublet of kemboja.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [kamˈbod͡ʒa]
  • Hyphenation: kam‧bo‧ja

Proper noun

Kamboja

  1. Cambodia

Alternative forms

  • Kemboja (Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore)

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Turkmen

Proper noun

Kamboja

  1. Cambodia