Synonyms for krapeu or Related words with krapeu
Examples of "krapeu"
The name "chakhe" is derived from "chorakhe" (), meaning "crocodile". The word "
" means "alligator" or "crocodile" in the Khmer language, as well.
"Chakhe" and "
" are also related to the Myanmar/Mon "mi gyaung" "(kyam)", which has however realistic zoological features and not just the abstract form of a crocodile. More distantly, they are also related to the Indian Veena.
It is similar to the Thai "jakhe" and the Cambodian "
" "(takhe)". However, while the "mi gyaung" has realistic zoological features, its Thai and Cambodian relatives' animal forms are much more abstract.
In Thai music, the "chakhe" is part of the Mahori ensemble, in Khmer music, the "
" is part of the equivalent Mohori. Among the Khmer classical instruments, the "takhe" is probably the most recently introduced; it is assumed to be adopted from Thai music. It is used for wedding music, "A-yai", and "Chapei" music as well as modern music.
The chakhe (, , also spelled "jakhe" or "ja-khe"), or
(; also called takhe, , "takhe", "takkhe" or "charakhe"), is a fretted floor zither or lute with three strings used in Thai and Khmer music. The Thai and the Khmer instrument are virtually identical.
Crocodile Man (also known as "Kraithong
Chalawon" in Thai or "A Water Warrior and a Crocodile Man" but preferably "Kropeu Charavan" with an "R" rather than an "L" in Khmer) is a widely acclaimed Cambodian horror film released in 1972 by Hui Keung. It starred famous Khmer actress Dy Saveth. It was released in Thailand and Hong Kong along with another 1972 Khmer film, "The Snake King's Wife", which brought back a successful grossing. It has become one of the more enduring creations from the nation's pre-communist era and copies are still sold today with English and Chinese subtitles.
It is made of hardwood in a stylized crocodile shape and is approximately 20 cm high and 130–132 cm long. The "head" portion is 52 cm long, 28 cm wide and 9–12 cm deep; the "tail" portion 81 cm long and 11.5 cm wide. It has eleven "(chakhe)" or twelve "(
)" raised frets made of bamboo, ivory, bone or wood, graduated between 2 and 3.5 cm in height, which are affixed to the fretboard with wax or glue. Its highest two strings are made of silk yarn, catgut or nylon while the lowest is made of metal. They are tuned C–G–c. The instrument is usually supported by three or five legs.
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