VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Vietic *-bəːʔ; from Old Chinese (OC *mə.bəʔ) (B-S) (SV: phụ). Alternatively, Shorto considers "vợ" a native word, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *(ʔ)boʔ (mother).[1]

This is now the main word for "wife" in most Vietnamse dialects, although the North Central dialects chiefly use gấy, a word related to gái (girls, women) and cái (female).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vợ (𡞕)

  1. wife
    vợ chồng
    wife and husband; a married couple
    vợ chồng A Phủ
    A Phủ and his wife

Derived termsEdit

Derived terms

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shorto, H. A Mon-Khmer Comparative Dictionary, Ed. Paul Sidwell, 2006. p. 96