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Etymology 1Edit

Chemical element
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(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?) From Proto-Vietic *baːk (white), a non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“white”; SV: bạch); cognate with Proto-Pong *paːk⁸ (“white”), Pong paːk, Thổ pɐːk⁸. The semantic development “white” > “silver” parallels that of vàng (“yellow” > “gold”).

NounEdit

bạc (, , , , , )

  1. silver
  2. money
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AdjectiveEdit

bạc (, , , , , )

  1. made of silver
  2. silvery
  3. (of hair) gray/grey
    Tóc thầy bạc trắng như mây
    The teacher's hair is "white" (gray) like a cloud
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Derived terms

Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“poor; weak”).

AdjectiveEdit

bạc (, , , , , )

  1. (of fate or life) miserable; ill