Vietnamese edit

Etymology edit

From rừng (forest) +‎ (fossil word from Proto-Vietic *b-ruːʔ (forest, mountain)). The use of synonymous elements conveys genericity or plurality. Compare xe cộ, muông thú.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

rừng (/𡼹/𡹃 + /𧀓/𡀿)

  1. (collective) forests; woods