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Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from , from Middle Chinese (pjunX).


(classifier cục / viên / hòn (“chalk”)) phấn

  1. (cosmetics) face powder
    đánh phấnto apply face powder
  2. (piece of) chalk (a piece of chalk used for drawing and on a blackboard)
    • Vũ Hoàng (lyrics and music), “Bụi phấn [Chalk Dust]”:
      Khi thầy viết bảng, bụi phấn rơi rơi.
      Có hạt bụi nào rơi trên bục giảng?
      Có hạt bụi nào vương trên tóc thầy?
      When teacher writes on the board, chalk dust falls.
      Is there any speck falling on the platform?
      Is there any speck clinging onto his hair?
  3. (botany) pollen
    phấn hoapollen
    thụ phấnto pollinate
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Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .



  1. (in compounds) to be excited; to be stimulated
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