See also: bang, bàng, bâng, bāng, bằng, bảng, bǎng, and bång

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from . Quite recently displaced native giá, now found chiefly in compounds.

Compare this diễn nghĩa example from Hiếu kinh diễn nghĩa, written in Southern Vietnamese:

4th century BC (original Chinese), anonymous, Hiếu Kinh 孝經:
(thi)(vân)(chiến)(chiến)(căng)(căng)(như)(lâm)(thâm)(uyên)(như)()(bạc)(băng)
It is said in the Book of Poetry: Be apprehensive, be cautious, as if on the brink of a deep abyss, as if treading on thin ice.
1893 (diễn nghĩa), diễn nghĩa by Trương Minh Ký, Hiếu kinh diễn nghĩa:
Thi rằng: E lệ lo âu, như sang giá mỏng vực sâu khác gì!
It is said in the Book of Poetry: Be apprehensive, be cautious, as if treading on thin ice and crossing deep abyss.

See also this example from Nam học Hán văn khoá bản, written in Northern Vietnamese.

1920, Nguyễn Can Mộng, “Bài 12”, in Nam học Hán văn khoá bản:
Băng=giá, la glace.
Băng=ice, la glace.

NounEdit

băng

  1. (geology, climatology) non-hail ice
    đóng băngto freeze
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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from French bande.

NounEdit

băng ()

  1. band; strip
  2. tape
    băng đĩaVHS tapes/cassettes and CD's
    đầu bănga VHS player
    băng dínhsticky tape
  3. gang; group
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Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

băng (𨀰, 𫑌)

  1. to cut across; to move across quickly; to cross; to rush
    băng đèo, vượt núito make a long and difficult journey (literally, “to cross mountain passes and climb over mountains”)