cố hương

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Sino-Vietnamese word from 故鄉, composed of (old) and (hometown).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cố hương

  1. (literary) hometown; birthplace
    Synonyms: quê nhà, quê cũ
    • Matsuo Bashō's haiku, translated by Đoàn Lê Giang:
      Đất khách mười mùa sương
      về thăm quê ngoảnh lại
      Ê-đô là cố hương.
      autumn, ten years:
      now I point to Edo
      as the old home.
      (literally, “It was the strange land for ten misty years
      but when I came back home
      it was Edo that felt like my old home.
      ”)