VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Vietic *huːɲ, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *ɟʔuuɲ ~ *ɟhuuɲ (Shorto). Compare Compare Central and Southern Vietnamese hun, Proto-Katuic *huuɲ ~ *huoɲ (to smell, to sniff) (whence Kuy huːɲ ("to smell, to sniff") and Pacoh hunh (to kiss)), Kensiu ʔɔɲ ("to smell, to sniff, to kiss").

Insertion of initial *h in Vietic can also be seen in *tŋ-ʔaːm (jaw) (> Vietnamese hàm, Late Vietic), *heːt (finished) (> Vietnamese hết), *hanʔ (he, she, it) (> Vietnamese hắn), *haːr (two) (> Vietnamese hai), *hoːj (foul-smelling) (> Vietnamese hôi), *hɔːŋʔ (river, brook), *haːŋʔ (to open (mouth)).

 
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Alternative formsEdit

  • (Central Vietnam, Southern Vietnam) hun

VerbEdit

hôn ()

 
hôn
  1. (Northern Vietnam, formal in other dialects, especially on the lips) to kiss
    Synonyms: mi, thơm
Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

(classifier nụ) hôn ()

  1. a kiss

Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

NounEdit

hôn

  1. (only in compounds) marriage
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

AdjectiveEdit

hôn

  1. (only in compounds) dim, dark; indistinct
  2. (only in compounds, figuratively) dim (witted); devious, evil
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Etymology 4Edit

See không.

ParticleEdit

hôn

  1. Southern Vietnam form of không
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Etymology 5Edit

NounEdit

(classifier con) hôn (𧍎)

  1. soft-shell turtle
    Synonym: ba ba

AnagramsEdit