See also: ran, Ran, RAN, rán, Rán, rań, ràn, rằn, rǎn, and rận

VietnameseEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Vietnamese rắn, from Proto-Vietic *p-səɲʔ, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *(b)saɲʔ; cognate with Muong thắnh, Khasi bseiñ and Pacoh cuxanh. Compare also Khmer ម្សាញ់ (msañ, Year of the Snake).

Attested in Phật thuyết đại báo phụ mẫu ân trọng kinh (佛說大報父母恩重經) as 破散 (MC pʰuɑH sɑnX) (modern SV: phá tản).

Alternative formsEdit

  • (North Central Vietnam) tắn

NounEdit

(classifier con) rắn (𧋻)

  1. a non-constricting snake, as opposed to a trăn (constricting snake)
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Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Vietic *k-sanʔ (solid; hard; firm); cognate with Arem tʰanˀ.

AdjectiveEdit

rắn (𠡧, 𥑲)

  1. hard; firm; rigid
    Synonym: cứng
    rắn/cứng đầustubborn
    rắn chắcwell-built and having strong support
  2. (physics) solid

See alsoEdit

Derived terms
  • lỏng (liquid)
  • khí (gas)