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Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Vietic *-giːʔ, whence also gậy.

Verb edit

cậy (, 𢚁)

  1. (rarely used alone) to rely on; to pin one's hopes (on)
    • 1820, Nguyễn Du, Truyện Kiều (傳翹), published 1870:
      I ask for your help, will you accept my word?
      Please be seated I’ll bow to you ere I speak.
  2. to congratulate oneself; plume oneself (on)
Derived terms edit
Derived terms

Etymology 2 edit

Noun edit

(classifier cây) cậy ()

  1. date plum (Diospyros lotus)

See also edit

  • thị (yellow persimmon, Diospyros decandra)
  • hồng (persimmon, Diospyros kaki)

Etymology 3 edit

Verb edit


  1. Alternative form of cạy