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VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“ritual; ceremony; etiquette; gift”). Compare lạy.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lễ

  1. (in certain expressions) bribe; offering
    mang lễ lên chùato bring offerings to the temple
  2. festival, festive day, holiday

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VerbEdit

lễ

  1. to kowtow