nguyên

See also: Nguyen, Nguyên, and Nguyễn

VietnameseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (Southern Vietnam, obsolete) nguơn

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

AdjectiveEdit

nguyên

  1. (only in compounds) first; essential; basic

NounEdit

nguyên

  1. (numismatics) yuan. See also viên .

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

NounEdit

nguyên

  1. (only in compounds) foundation; basis; background
    số nguyêninteger
    phần nguyênthe integral part of a decimal fraction
  2. (law) plaintiff

AdjectiveEdit

nguyên

  1. intact; not damaged
  2. all; entire; whole
  3. (number theory, arithmetic) integral

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from . Doublet of nguồn.

NounEdit

nguyên

  1. (only in compounds) spring; source
Derived termsEdit

PrefixEdit

nguyên

  1. (officialese) former
    nguyên Chủ tịch nước…former President…
    nguyên Tổng bí thư…former General Secretary…
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