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EtymologyEdit

Sino-Vietnamese word from 京都, from Japanese 京都 (Kyōto).

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Proper nounEdit

Kinh Đô

  1. (rare, literary) Synonym of Ki-ô-tô (Kyoto)
    • Matsuo Bashō's haiku, translated by Đoàn Lê Giang:
      Chim đỗ quyên hót
      Kinh đô
      mà nhớ Kinh đô.
      even in Kyoto
      hearing the cuckoo's cry
      I long for Kyoto.
      (literally, “The cuckoo's singing
      here in Kyoto
      I long for Kyoto.
      ”)