Preah Vihear

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Preah Vihear 1
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Type Political Subdivision
Usage Khmer
Scripts ព្រះវិហារ្(Khmer)
Pronounced Pron. prehah veehee  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means “sacred sanctuary” in Khmer.
Added 4/14/2021 by somsom

Preah Vihear 2
not set
Type Political Subdivision & Settlement
Usage Khmer
Scripts ព្រះវិហារ(Khmer)
Pronounced Pron. PREHH vee-HEE  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the name of an ancient temple itself meaning "temple, sanctuary", derived from Khmer ព្រះ (preah) meaning "god, lord" and វិហារ (vihear) meaning "temple, monastery". This is the name of a province of, as well as a town in, Cambodia.
Added 5/10/2023 by anonymous