See also: gay, Gay, gáy, gảy, and gậy

Vietnamese edit

Alternative forms edit

  • cấy (in North Central dialects less affected by lenition)

Etymology edit

North Central form with different path of diphthongization of mainstream gái.

As with nhôông (husband), originally just meant "man, male", gấy/cấy originally (and still) meant just "woman, female".

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

(classifier con) gấy

  1. North Central Vietnam form of gái (girls; female)

Noun edit


  1. wife

See also edit

Derived terms