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  • See Bangkok.

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  • proper n. Alternative name of Bangkok.

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  • n. the capital and largest city and chief port of Thailand; a leading city in southeastern Asia; noted for Buddhist architecture

Etymologies

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From Thai กรุงเทพ (groong têp) - กรุง (groong, "city") + เทพ (têp, "deity"), which is a short form of the full ceremonial name of the city, กรุงเทพมหานคร อมรรัตนโกสินทร์ มหินทรายุธยามหาดิลกภพ นพรัตน์ราชธานี บุรีรมย์อุดมราชนิเวศน์มหาสถาน อมรพิมานอวตารสถิต สักกะทัตติยะวิษณุกรรมประสิทธิ์, romanised as "Krung thep mahanakhon amon rattanakosin mahinthara ayuthaya mahadilok phop noppharat ratchathani burirom udomratchaniwet mahasathan amon piman awatan sathit sakkathattiya witsanukam prasit" (The City of Angels, the Great City, the Eternal Jewel City, the Impregnable City of God Indra, the Grand Capital of the World Endowed with Nine Precious Gems, the Happy City, Abounding in an Enormous Royal Palace that Resembles the Heavenly Abode where Reigns the Reincarnated God, a City Given by Indra and Built by Vishnukam).

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