VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Vietic *ɟɛh < *tʃ-r-ɛh, the *-r- (instrumental derivative) infixed form of Proto-Vietic *tʃɛh, whence Modern Vietnamese xỉa (to pick; to jab). Also related to Vietnamese nĩa (fork). Likely related to Chinese (MC t͡ʃʰˠɛH).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(classifier cây) chĩa (𢶾)

  1. pitchfork

Derived termsEdit

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VerbEdit

chĩa (𢶾)

  1. to point (a weapon at); to aim (at)