See also: ngu, ngú, ngù, ngũ, ngū, ngữ, ngư, and ngự

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Kra-Dai, compare Proto-Kra *ŋuᴮ (whence Baha ŋu¹¹ (to sleep)) and Proto-Hlai *hŋuːɦ (to sleep, to lie down) (whence ŋow²~kaw²~kʰoː²~kɔː² across modern lects).

The more conservative Vietic languages use the cognates of the Vietnamese word nằm (to lie) with semantic extension to "to sleep", along with "to lie".

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

ngủ (, 𥄭, 𥄬, 𪿀)

  1. (intransitive) to sleep
    đi ngủto go to bed/sleep
    ngủ gật/gụcto doze
    ngủ trưato nap at noon
    ngủ nướngto sleep in

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