See also: sau, Sau, SAU, sáu, său, s-au, sau-, and sa'u

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Vietic *c-ruː (deep), from Proto-Mon-Khmer *ɟruuʔ ~ *ɟruh ~ *rɟuh (deep). Cognate with Nghệ An/Hà Tĩnh dialects su, Muong khu, Khmer ជ្រៅ (crɨw), Bahnar jrŭ, Pacoh tru, Khmu [Cuang] ɟruʔ.

Alternative formsEdit

  • (North Central Vietnam) su

AdjectiveEdit

sâu (, , )

  1. deep (having its bottom far down)
    Antonym: nông
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Derived terms

AdverbEdit

sâu (, , )

  1. deeply

Etymology 2Edit

Compare Japanese 虫歯 (mushiba, literally bug tooth).

Alternative formsEdit

  • (North Central Vietnam) trâu

NounEdit

(classifier con) sâu (, 󱟗, )

  1. a caterpillar (larva of a butterfly)

AdjectiveEdit

sâu (, 󱟗, )

  1. (of a tooth) with a cavity
    răng sâua tooth with a cavity
    sâu răng(of a person) with cavities

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Derived terms
  • tằm (silkworm)