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VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“catty”).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cân

  1. (colloquial, dated) kilogram
    cân nặng
    weight
    nặng cân
    heavy; formidable

SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

(classifier cái, chiếc, cán) cân

  1. a weighing instrument; a balance, scale, etc.
    cán cân công lí
    the scales of justice

VerbEdit

cân

  1. to weigh
    cân đo đong đếm
    to weigh, measure, put in measuring cups, count; to perform exhaustive measurement
    cân nhắc
    to weigh your options

AdjectiveEdit

cân

  1. in some kind of balance or equilibrium
    tam giác cân
    an isosceles triangle
    cân đối
    in shape and healthy

WelshEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • cana (literary third-person singular present/future; second-person singular imperative)
  • caniff (colloquial third-person singular present/future)
  • canith (colloquial third-person singular present/future)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cân f (plural caneuon)

  1. song

Related termsEdit

VerbEdit

cân

  1. (literary) inflection of canu:
    1. third-person singular present indicative/future
    2. second-person singular imperative

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cân gân nghân chân
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.