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ผี  pheeR 
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1.ผีpheeRghost; spirit
2.ผี ๆpheeR pheeRghosts
3.ผีpheeR[pertaining to sorcery] spiritual
4.ผีpheeR[pertaining to religion] animism

Royal Institute - 1982
ผี  /ผี/
[นาม] สิ่งที่มนุษย์เชื่อว่าเป็นสภาพลึกลับ มองไม่เห็นตัว แต่อาจจะปรากฏเหมือนมีตัวตนได้ อาจให้คุณหรือโทษได้ มีทั้งดีและร้าย เช่น ผีปู่ย่าตายาย ผีเรือน ผีห่า, เรียกคนที่ตายไปแล้วว่า ผี.
[นาม] (การใช้: ปาก) โดยปริยายหมายความว่า เลว เช่น คนผีๆ.

pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiผี
IPApʰǐː
Royal Thai General Systemphi

1. common Thai word   [noun]
definition
ghost; spirit

classifierตน dtohnM[numerical classifier for angel, demon]
categories
synonymsผีสางpheeR saangRevil demon; devil spirit
สาง saangRghost; spirit; spook; apparition; spectre; wraith
examplesผีพุ่งใต้pheeR phoongF dtaaiFfalling star; shooting star; meteor
ปล้ำผีลุกปลุกผีนั่งbplamF pheeR lookH bplookL pheeR nangFto resurrect the dead
ผีเจ้าที่pheeR jaoF theeFspirit of a place or an object
ผีบ้านpheeR baanFspirit of a house
เรื่องผีreuuangF pheeRa ghost story
หนังผีnangR pheeRghost, horror or scary movie; "The Exorcist" type of movie
ผีดิบแฟรงเก็นสไตน์pheeR dipL fraaengM genM saL dtaiMthe Frankenstein monster
ผีดิบpheeR dipLa zombie; the uncremated dead; the spirit of an uncremated dead
ผีดิบpheeR dipLsomeone whose face or behaviour shows no feeling, deference, understanding, or interest in what is going on around them
ผีญี่ปุ่นpheeR yeeF bpoonLJapanese ghost
ฝากผีฝากไข้faakL pheeR faakL khaiFto ask to take care of one during sickness; to rely (on a daughter) in old age
วิชาหมอผีwiH chaaM maawR pheeRsorcery
หมอผีmaawR pheeRsocerer; witch-doctor; magician black magician; voodoo doctor; exorcist
พิธีเซ่นผีปะกำphiH theeM senF pheeR bpaL gamM[กวย (Suay) language] [of สุรินทร์  (Surin Province)] an auspicious act or ceremony of worshipping a family's guardian spirit by the animistic กวย (Suay) people before, for example, getting married or looping the elephants. (See Notes for an additional Thai anecdote).
ผิดผีphitL pheeRto violate custom or tradition; [especially] to have pre-marital relations with a woman from the north or northeast of Thailand
ผีดูดเลือดpheeR duutL leuuatFvampire; blood-sucking creature
ผีเรือนpheeR reuuanMbenevolent spirit which dwells in the household
ผีเสื้อสมุทรpheeR seuuaF saL mootLwater-borne demon
ถูกผีอำthuukL pheeR amMto be possessed by an evil spirit while asleep; to experience suffocating feelings or a nightmare while asleep
ถูกผีหลอกthuukL pheeR laawkLto be frightened (or spooked) by a ghost, phantom, specter or evil spirit (that haunts a place)
ผีหลอก วิญญาณหลอนpheeR laawkL winM yaanM laawnR[Thai name of the movie "The Exorcist"]
ไล่ผีlaiF pheeRto exorcize an evil spirit
บ้านผีสิงbaanF pheeR singRa haunted house, a spooky house
ดีวีดีหนังผีdeeM weeM deeM nangR pheeRThai ghost movie DVDs
ผีปีศาจpheeR bpeeM saatLghost; genii; spirit; demon
ผีตายโหงpheeR dtaaiM ho:hngRspirit of a person who died violently
ผีปอบpheeR bpaawpLspirit; ghost; ogre; ghost which feeds on human entrails [ghosts, demons, and monsters]
ผีโป่งpheeR bpo:hngLa spirit of the forest
ผีตองเหลืองpheeR dtaawngM leuuangRPhi Tong Leuang, [Thai appelation of] the Mlabri ethnic minority group in northern Thailand
ตีนผีdteenM pheeRspeedy driver
ผีแดงpheeR daaengMThai name for the Manchester United F.C. (Greater Manchester)
ผีสางpheeR saangRevil demon; devil spirit
ผีไม่มีศาลpheeR maiF meeM saanR[metaphor] wandering; without a fixed place to live; without permanent residence
ตีนผีdteenM pheeRsewing machine foot
ศาสนาผีsaatL saL naaR pheeRbelief in folk spirits; animism
ตั๋วผีdtuaaR pheeRticket bought from a scalper; resold ticket
ลูกผีลูกคนluukF pheeR luukF khohnM[is] uncertain
ผีซ้ำกรรมซัดpheeR samH gamM satHto add insult to injury; make matters even worse
ผีเข้าผีออกpheeR khaoF pheeR aawkL[is] erratic; inconsistent; subject to mood swings
sample
sentences
ผีซ้ำด้ำพลอย
pheeR samH damF phlaawyM
"It never rains but it pours."
มนุษย์มีความเชื่อถือผีกันมาแต่ดึกดำบรรพ์
maH nootH meeM khwaamM cheuuaF theuuR pheeR ganM maaM dtaaeL deukL damM banM
"Humans have believed in spirits and ghosts since prehistoric times."
ผีซ้ำด้ามพลอย
pheeR samH daamF phlaawyM
"It doesn’t rain but it pours."
ผีซ้ำกรรมซัด
pheeR samH gamM satH
"One misfortune after another" "When it rains it pours."
as a prefixผีกระสือpheeR graL seuuRfemale filth-eating wraith in Thai folklore; ignis fatuus; will-o'-the-wisp, a flitting phosphorescence seen over marshes at night
ผีกระหังpheeR graL hangRmale filth-eating wraith in Thai folklore who used a pair of กระด้ง to help him fly at night
ผีตานีpheeR dtaaM neeMa kind of long-haired female ghost believed to inhabit banana trees
ผีโพงpheeR pho:hngMevil ghost
ผีอารักษ์pheeR aaM rakHguardian spirit of a community or household
2. ผี ๆ  pheeR pheeR  [noun, plural]
definition
ghosts

exampleรวมเรื่องผี ๆruaamM reuuangF pheeR pheeRa collection of ghost stories
3.   [adjective]
definition
[pertaining to sorcery] spiritual

4.   [noun]
definition
[pertaining to religion] animism

sample
sentence
พูดกันมานานแล้วว่า ศาสนาในเมืองไทยนั้นเป็นผลมาจากการผสมกลมกลืนระหว่างพุทธ, พราหมณ์ และผี
phuutF ganM maaM naanM laaeoH waaF saatL saL naaR naiM meuuangM thaiM nanH bpenM phohnR maaM jaakL gaanM phaL sohmR glohmM gleuunM raH waangL phootH phraamM laeH pheeR
"We have long believed that religion in Thailand is a harmonious blend of Buddhism, Brahmanism [Hinduism], and animism."

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