See also: chiều

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

NounEdit

chiêu

  1. move; trick

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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

chiêu

  1. to wash down (with)

Etymology 3Edit

Compare Muong chiêu, Proto-Central Bahnaric *-ʔiəw, Proto-Northern-Bahnaric *(ŋ)ʔiaw, Proto-West-Bahnaric *cʔiaw, Proto-South-Bahnaric *gʔiəw, and Middle Chinese (MC t͡ɕiᴇu, “left side of an ancestral shrine”)

AdjectiveEdit

chiêu (, )

  1. (archaic, of a direction) left
    Synonym: trái
    Antonym: đăm
    • Phật thuyết đại báo phụ mẫu ân trọng kinh (Sutra of Filial Piety); 15th century Vietnamese by unknown translator, 24b
      梗吒埋󰝡梗媄
      Carry [one's] father on the left shoulder; carry [one's] mother on the right shoulder.
      Vai chiêu gánh cha, vai đăm gánh mẹ.
    • 16th century, Nguyễn Thế Nghi (attributed) Vietnamese translation of "The Story of the Young Woman in Nam Xương" Truyền kỳ mạn lục ("Casual Record of Transmitted Strange-Tales") by Nguyễn Dữ.
      󰝡庄羅拯𠱤𠸂哭沙渃𪾺
      Kẻ chiêu đăm chăng là chẳng sùi sụt khóc sa nước mắt.
      Every one left and right, all sobbed and wept, their tears falling down.
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