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See also: nhai, nhái, nhãi, and nhại

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VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (SV: lị). See lài. Compare Chinese 茉莉 (jasmine).

NounEdit

(classifier cây, hoa, bông) nhài (𣔦, 𦲒, 𦹹)

  1. jasmine
  2. paper fan pin (fastening slats, originally jasmine-shaped)

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

nhài

  1. (archaic, historical) maid; maidservant; abigail