lưỡi

See also: lưới and lười

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Vietnamese 𥚇 (lưởi), from Proto-Vietic *laːs. Cognate with Nghệ An/Hà Tĩnh dialects lại, Muong lãi. Compare also Pacoh leah (to lick).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(classifier cái) lưỡi (, 𦧜, 𦧽, 𥚇)

  1. (anatomy) a tongue
  2. (of a knife, sword, etc.) a blade
  3. (of a knife, sword, etc.) a cutting edge
    con dao hai lưỡi
    a double-edged knife / a thing that has both useful and harmful effects

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