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VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Vietic *k-voːŋ. Compare North Central Vietnamese cuông

NounEdit

(classifier con) công (, )

  1. peafowl; peacock

Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“work; labor”).

NounEdit

công

  1. (only in compounds) work; labor
  2. (physics) work
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Etymology 3Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“accomplishment”). Also from Chinese 婦功 (phụ công, wifely competence).

NounEdit

công

  1. accomplishment
    có công với nước
    to have achieved greatness for your homeland
  2. (Confucianism) competence, one of the tứ đức (four virtues) that women are supposed to have

Etymology 4Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“public; common”).

AdjectiveEdit

công

  1. (formal or of a school) public or state-owned
    Synonym: chung
    Antonyms: , riêng
    việc công
    public affairs
    trường công
    a public school

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Derived terms