VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Vietic *ʔoːm (armful). Compare Central Nicobarese [Nancowry] om-fūm (hug, embrace) and Bodo Gadaba om ("to brood, to set (on eggs)").

NounEdit

(classifier cái) ôm (, )

  1. (dated) an armful
  2. a hug

VerbEdit

ôm (, )

  1. to embrace; to hug
  2. to harbour (grudges, hatred, dreams)
    ôm hậnto harbor a grudge/hatred
    ôm mộngto harbor a dream/ambition
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Etymology 2Edit

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.

NounEdit

ôm

  1. (physics) ohm