Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Thailand.

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  • proper n. The country now known as Thailand.

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  • n. a country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay Peninsula

Etymologies

Thai สยาม (Sayam, "Thailand"), probably from Pali शुभर्नभुमि (Suvarnabhumi, "land of gold") or Sanskrit श्याम (Śyâma, "dark") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • His "Summer in Siam," of butterflies fluttering against pale blue sky, suggests that one may as easily encounter paradise on Earth as in heaven.

    A Divine Intervention

  • He had shot big game in Siam, pearled in the Paumotus, visited Tolstoy, seen the Passion Play, and crossed the Andes on mule-back; while he was a living directory of the fever holes of West Africa.

    Chapter 14

  • COMMENTS: This Medical Meditation is known as Siam Kriya; it was taught to direct the flow of healing energy to the side where it is primarily needed.

    Meditation as Medicine

  • Another point which might interest you about Siam, is the reason for the Siamese suddenly becoming Thailandese people, adopting a name which is half-caste-Siamese at the beginning and English at the end.

    Indo-China and the Japanese

  • Siam is located at the western side of the Indo-China Peninsula.

    Indo-China and the Japanese

  • Through all this we might have an idea of what has been the Japanese influence in Siam through all these years.

    Indo-China and the Japanese

  • The recent political history of Siam is nothing else but the story of the rivalry of these two clans, each of them seeking prestige and trying to gain prestige in the eyes of their respective followers.

    Indo-China and the Japanese

  • So here we are with Japan having a free hand, both in Siam and in Indo-China.

    Indo-China and the Japanese

  • You can find Thai people in Siam, in Burma in the British Empire, you can find them in the south of China and you can find some others in French Indo-China.

    Indo-China and the Japanese

  • Between 1592 and 1632, I think it was, they were in Siam and they were expelled finally by massacre.

    Changing India

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