Last modified on 7 April 2014, at 07:13

thập

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Vietnamese, from ("ten")

NumeralEdit

thập

  1. (only in compounds) ten
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Etymology 2Edit

Likely from a native root meaning "indent, depressed", hence forming an antonymic compound with thò ("to stick out"). Compare thấp ("low") - thấp tho ("uneasy"), thấp thỏm ("fidgety, uneasy"), thấp thoáng ("to appear intermittently").

AdjectiveEdit

thập

  1. (chiefly in thập thò) hesitating, undecided (whether to enter or not); stealthy, sneaky