See also: 河内

Chinese edit

inside; inner; internal
inside; inner; internal; within; interior
trad. (河內)
simp. (河内)
anagram 內河内河
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Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Vietnamese Hà Nội, from Chinese 河內河内 (Hénèi). Literally inside the rivers, so named because it is located 'inside' the Red River.

Proper noun edit


  1. Hanoi, the capital city of Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Etymology 2 edit

The commandery was established in the Han dynasty (206 BC–220 AD), and was so named on account of it being to the north of the Yellow River, however the approximate region may be attestable in pre-Qin texts (before 221 BC).

Proper noun edit


  1. (historical) Henei (region just north of the middle reaches of the Yellow River)
  2. (historical) Henei Commandery (in present day Jiaozuo, Henan)

Vietnamese edit

chữ Hán Nôm in this term

Proper noun edit


  1. chữ Hán form of Hà Nội (Hanoi).

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