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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Vietic *koh (throat; neck), from Proto-Mon-Khmer *kɔʔ ~ *kɔ(ɔ)k (neck); cognates include Khmer (kɑɑ), Bahnar hơko, Mon ကံ. Compare Proto-Tai *ɣo:ᴬ.

NounEdit

cổ ()

  1. neck
    cổ tay
    a wrist
    cổ chân
    an ankle
    cổ chai
    a bottleneck
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

AdjectiveEdit

cổ

  1. ancient; old
    Ai Cập cổ
    Ancient Egypt
  2. antique; old
    đồ cổ
    antiques

Related termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Contraction of + the demonstrative ấy (that) in the southern dialects, with the latter manifested as the hỏi tone after monosyllabification.

PronounEdit

cổ

  1. (Southern Vietnam) she/her, that young adult woman