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See also: từ điển

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VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Sino-Vietnamese word from 字典 (“Han character dictionary”)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tự điển

  1. (chiefly academic) a Han character dictionary
  2. (by extension) a dictionary

Usage notesEdit

  • Even though some Sinologists may proscribe the use of the word in the sense of "generic dictionary", authors of cheap dictionaries may still label their "English-Vietnamese dictionaries" as tự điển. The fine distinction is not widely known outside the realm of Sinology.

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