Vietnamese Edit

Etymology Edit

From Proto-Vietic *k-joːk, probably of Sino-Tibetan origin. Cognate with Thavung kəjoːk⁷. Compare Proto-Karen *joɁᴰ and Burmese မျောက် (myauk).

Although not certain, the problematic presyllable *k- in Vietic might be due to analogy to other terms for monkey such as *k-mah and *k-vaɲ.

Pronunciation Edit

Noun Edit

(classifier con) dộc

  1. douc
  2. langur

Descendants Edit

  • French: douc, Douc