- to embrace; to hug
- to harbour (grudges, hatred, dreams)
- ôm hận ― to harbor a grudge/hatred
- ôm mộng ― to harbor a dream/ambition
Ultimately from German Ohm, but possibly via French ohm, as many other words of German origin (độ Rích-te (“Richter”), Phri-đrích Ăng-gen (“Friedrich Engels”), An-be Anh-xtanh (“Albert Einstein”), etc.) are also pronounced as if they were French.