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มนู  maH nuuM
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1.มนูmaH nuuMManu [a Thai male given name]
2.มนูmaH nuuMlaw; jurisprudence
3.พระมนูphraH maH nuuMManu [the progenitor and lawgiver of the human race called the Law of Manu]

Royal Institute - 1982
มนู  /มะ-นู/ {Sanskrit: มนุ}
[นาม] ชื่อพระผู้สร้างมนุษยชาติและปกครองโลก มี ๑๔ องค์ เรียงกันเป็นยุคๆ ไป, ยุคหนึ่งเรียกว่า มนวันดร นานกว่า ๔,๐๐๐,๐๐๐ ปี องค์แรก คือ พระสวายมภูวะ พระมนูองค์นี้ถือกันว่าเป็นผู้ทรงออกกฎหมาย หรือธรรมศาสตร์ซึ่งยังมีอยู่ตราบเท่าทุกวันนี้ เรียกว่า มนุสัมหิตา หรือ มนุสมฺฤติ, เพราะฉะนั้น คำ มนู จึงหมายถึงกฎหมายก็ได้ เช่น มนูกิจ.

pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiมะ-นู
IPAmá nuː
Royal Thai General Systemmanu

1.   [proper noun, person, formal, loanword, Sanskrit]
definition
Manu [a Thai male given name]

categories
sample
sentences
มนูเขาขับรถไปรับเพื่อนฉันแล้วยัง
maH nuuM khaoR khapL rohtH bpaiM rapH pheuuanF chanR laaeoH yangM
"Has Manoo taken the car to pick up my friend yet?"
อ้าว มนู มาหากาแฟกินเหมือนกันหรอคะ
aaoF maH nuuM maaM haaR gaaM faaeM ginM meuuanR ganM raawR khaH
"Hey, you also came to get some coffee?"
2.   [noun, formal, loanword, Sanskrit]
definition
law; jurisprudence

notesSince Manu is the the progenitor and lawgiver of the human race, his name itself therefore represents the law.
categories
related wordธรรมศาสตร์thamM maH saatLjurisprudence; law; treatise on law; science of law; science of morals and ethics
3. พระมนู  phraH maH nuuM  [proper noun, person, formal, loanword, Sanskrit]
definition
Manu [the progenitor and lawgiver of the human race called the Law of Manu]

categories
related wordsกษัตริย์ gaL satL[of the Four Castes in Code of Manu in ancient India's Hindu society] the first Hindu caste; rulers, kings
จัณฑาลjanM thaanM[derogatory] half-cast; an outcast, the untouchable [not counted in the Four Castes in Code of Manu in ancient India's Hindu society]
พราหมณ์ phraamM[of the Four Castes in Code of Manu in ancient India's Hindu society] the second of the four castes; Brahmans
แพศย์ phaaetF[of the Four Castes in Code of Manu in ancient India's Hindu society] member of the third of the Four Castes; traders; merchants
ศูทร suutL[of the Four Castes in Code of Manu in ancient India's Hindu society] the fourth Hindu caste; the servile caste

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