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Borrowed from Vietnamese Tết.

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  1. Vietnamese New Year celebration, occurring during the first seven days of the first month of the lunar calendar.
    • 1981, Mimi Holtzman, TET: celebrating the Vietnamese New Year, Voices in Educational Transition, 114
    • 2004, Ngọc Bích Nguyễn, Tet!: the Vietamese New Year, East Coast U.S.A. Vietnamese Pub. Consortium, 141
    • 1994, Dianne M. MacMillan, Tet: Vietnamese New Year, Enslow Publishers, section 48:
  2. The Tet Offensive, in the Vietnam War.

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Tet (plural Tets)

  1. An ancient Egyptian symbol of the god Osiris, in form a small pillar with a number of flat sections towards the top.
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 222:
      To develop the higher mind one must first lower himself to raise the serpent, or set up the Tet pillar of Osiris.

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Tet f

  1. Têt (a river in the Pyrénées-Orientales department, Occitanie, France)

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  • French: Têt