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See also: thău and þau

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NounEdit

thau n (indeclinable)

  1. tav, taw (letter)

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ThaoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Austronesian *Cau (person, human being) (compare Tagalog tao). The sense of "pupil (of the eye)" is ultimately from the same root; compare Tagalog balintataw (pupil). Association between "child" and "pupil" is universal linguistically; compare English pupil, Mandarin (child), (pupil), and Vietnamese người (person), ngươi (pupil).

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NounEdit

thau

  1. person, human being; in particular, a Thao person
  2. pupil, apple of the eye

VietnameseEdit

 
Vietnamese Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (SV: thâu).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

thau (𨭡)

  1. brass
  2. (Central Vietnam, Southern Vietnam) basin; wash basin

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