Khmer provincial towns - Names & Meanings

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UsernameTaken, can you do me a favor and repost whatever it was you posted that screwed up and make those weird symbols... I made a change and want to see if it was fixed.
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pursat = thai putthisat = bodhisatva

ta khmao = black grandfather
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OrangeDragon wrote:UsernameTaken, can you do me a favor and repost whatever it was you posted that screwed up and make those weird symbols... I made a change and want to see if it was fixed.
Yeah, that's really looking weird.

Will repair it this afternoon. :dragonchase:
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^^ Two posts now repaired. And disclaimer added to first post.

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Sweet, it worked. lol.
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Sweet, it worked. lol.
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Thought I would would resurrect this thread with a map I saw today (on reddit).

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How is Phnom Penh "Full Mountain"?
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John Bingham wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:19 pm How is Phnom Penh "Full Mountain"?
I wondered the same thing.... I understood it to be "Mountains of Mrs Penh" or something along those lines (sounds kind of dirty?)

Also, my lovely wife informs me that "Pailin" means beaver...... I think from the French. She is originally from there.

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John Bingham wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:19 pm How is Phnom Penh "Full Mountain"?
People who speak Khmer know that is literally what it means. It could also be translated "full hill."

There is a legend, penh which means full, is also the name of a woman. The legend says it is the hill of Penh.
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