Vietnamese edit

Alternative forms edit

  • (North Central Vietnam) (no diphthongization)

Etymology edit

From Proto-Vietic *ʔɛh (to defecate; faeces). Compare Pacoh éh.

The Northern Middle Vietnamese yả is attested in the Dictionarium Annamiticum Lusitanum et Latinum (1651).

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

ỉa (, 𥺿, 𦟑)

  1. (Northern Vietnam, Southern Vietnam, informal) to (take a) shit
    Synonyms: , đại tiện

See also edit