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 .)

MuongEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chân

  1. foot
  2. leg

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Nguyễn Văn Khang; Bùi Chỉ; Hoàng Văn Hành (2002) Từ điển Mường - Việt (Muong - Vietnamese dictionary), Nhà xuất bản Văn hoá Dân tộc Hà Nội

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

Final velar *-ŋ was palatalized to *-ɲ after front vowel; this new form with *-ɲ (reconstructed as Proto-Viet-Muong *ciɲ by Ferlus) then gave rise to the modern form with ‹n›. See also lên, đến, cù lần for other instances of palatalization of *-ŋ after front vowels.

Alternative formsEdit

  • (Central Vietnam, Southern Vietnam) chơn
  • (Central Vietnam, Southern Vietnam) chưn

NounEdit

chân (, 𧽍, 𨈃)

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

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Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

chân

  1. (rare, chiefly philosophy or art) truth
    chân, thiện, mĩTruth, Goodness, Beauty
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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.