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Etymology edit

kinh (holy book) +‎ thánh (holy; sacred), calque of Chinese 聖經圣经 (Thánh Kinh), following the head-initial structure of Vietnamese, instead of head-final in the original language.

Compare Kinh Dịch (Yijing), Kinh Thi (Shijing), which are also much more common than their counterparts with original head-final structure.

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Noun edit

Kinh Thánh (經聖)

  1. the Holy Bible
    Synonym: Thánh Kinh