Vietnamese

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Etymology

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Compare (MC kjaengH) (SV: kính).

Pronunciation

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Noun

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(classifier con) kễnh ()

  1. (dialectal) tiger
    Lợn bị kễnh tha.The pig was dragged away by the tiger.
    • Lý hạng ca dao 里巷歌謠 (Folk-ballads from the hamlets and alleys), folio 34a
      猫咃𠰳𦧘辰𠾕
      [𫆶]𡥵𤞼辰𥋳澄澄
      Mèo tha miếng thịt thì đòi.
      Kễnh [vác] con lợn thì coi trừng trừng.
      One demands back a piece of meat a cat carries
      Yet stares gawkily at a tiger carrying a pig.