Muong

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Etymology

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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.”

Pronunciation

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Verb

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mắt

  1. (Mường Bi) to know
    Synonym: hay

References

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  • 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

Vietnamese

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Etymology

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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)).

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Noun

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(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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