Mandarin edit

Romanization edit

  1. Nonstandard spelling of kê̄.

Usage notes edit

  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Vietnamese edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Cognate with Muong Bi kiêl.

Noun edit

(classifier cây, hạt) (, )

  1. millet

Etymology 2 edit

Cognate with Muong Bi kêl.

Unrelated to Old Chinese (OC *ke) (B-S).

Verb edit

(, )

  1. to rest (a part of one's body) on something
    kê chân lên ghếto rest one's legs on a chair
  2. (furniture) to place; to arrange; to put

Etymology 3 edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Verb edit

  1. (medicine) to prescribe