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VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“to surround; to encircle; to corral”; SV: vi).

VerbEdit

vây

  1. to encircle
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Vietnamese ꞗâi, from Proto-Vietic *c-piːl. Cognate with Muong vây.

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NounEdit

vây

  1. (anatomy) a fin
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