王力《汉越语研究》("Studies on Sino-Vietnamese lexicon" by Wang Li) lists "giày" as a possible borrowing of Sinitic 鞋 ("shoe") with post-borrowing "pronunciation Vietnamisation" (汉语越化). Its Chu Nom reading 𥀌 (sound from 苔), however, has made this a dubious possibility. "hài" would be predicted from 鞋 using the Middle Chinese-Vietnamese sound correspondences.
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