Min NanEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of chân – see (“Classifier for things arranged in layers, storeys or levels., Classifier for events.”).
(This character, chân, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Vietic *ɟiːŋ (leg, foot), from Proto-Mon-Khmer *ɟuŋ ~ *ɟuəŋ ~ *ɟəŋ (leg, foot). Cognate with Khmer ជើង (cəəng), Bahnar jơ̆ng, Mon ဇိုၚ်, Jah Hut jong, Jehai can.

Final *-ŋ was palatalized to *-ɲ after front vowel; this new form with *-ɲ (reconstructed as Proto-Viet-Muong *ciɲ by Ferlus) then gave birth to the modern form with ‹n›. This process can also be seen in lên.

NounEdit

chân ()

  1. (anatomy) a foot
  2. a leg
    Synonyms: giò, cẳng
    chân dài
    long legs
    chân dài tới nách
    (of a woman) having long, thin and sexy legs
    (literally, “legs extended all the way to the armpits”)
    chân ghế
    the legs of a chair
  3. (of a mountain or hill) the lowest circumscribing area
Derived termsEdit
Derived terms

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from

NounEdit

chân

  1. (rare, chiefly philosophy or art) truth
    chân, thiện, mĩ
    Truth, Goodness, Beauty
Derived termsEdit
Derived terms

WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chân

  1. Aspirate mutation of cân.

VerbEdit

chân

  1. Aspirate mutation of cân.

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.