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Etymology 1Edit

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NounEdit

khoá

  1. Short for ổ khoá (lock; padlock).
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VerbEdit

khoá

  1. to lock
  2. to turn off (tap etc.); to close

Etymology 2Edit

Short for chìa khoá (key). Also semantic loan from English key and semantic loan from French clef.

NounEdit

(classifier cái) khoá

  1. Short for chìa khoá (key).
  2. Synonym of chìa (key)
  3. (cryptography) key
  4. (music) clef

See alsoEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

NounEdit

khoá

  1. term; course; round
  2. (archaic) Short for khoá sinh.