MuongEdit

EtymologyEdit

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Particularly: “No known origin that I am aware of. This word shows up exclusively in the various Muong lects and has no cognate either in Vietnamese nor other Vietic languages.”

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

mắt

  1. (Mường Bi) to know
    Synonym: hay

ReferencesEdit

  • Nguyễn Văn Khang; Bùi Chỉ; Hoàng Văn Hành (2002) Từ điển Mường - Việt (Muong - Vietnamese dictionary), Nhà xuất bản Văn hoá Dân tộc Hà Nội

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Vietic *mat, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *mat. Akin to Muong Bi măt, Old Mon mɔt (modern Mon မတ်), Bahnar măt, Pacoh mát, Khasi 'mat/khmat, Khmu mat, Mang mat⁷, Car Nicobarese mat, Santali ᱢᱮᱫ (met’).

Compare also Proto-Austronesian *maCa (Malay mata), Proto-Tai *p.taːᴬ (Thai ตา (dtaa)), Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-mjak ~ s-mik (Chinese ( < OC *C.muk), Tibetan མིག (mig)).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(classifier con) mắt (𬑉 - , 𥉴, 𪾺)

  1. (anatomy) an eye
    nước mắttear
  2. a knot (in wood); a joint; a node
  3. a mesh; a link (in chain, net)

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