See also: Xoa, xòa, xoà, xóa, xoá, xõa, xoã, and Xô-a

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xoa (, )

  1. to rub (to move one object while maintaining contact with another object over some area)
    • 1943, Lê Văn Trương, Ba ngày luân lạc[1]:
      Buxoa đầu nó.
      His mother rubbed his head.
    • 2020 February 23, Khắc Hưng (lyrics), “Ghen Cô Vy”‎[2], National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health, retrieved 2020-03-21, performed by MIN, Erik:
      Cùng rửa tay xoa xoa xoa xoa đều
      And wash your hands, rub rub rub rub evenly
  2. to smear, to rub
    • 1922, Hồ Biểu Chánh, Ai làm được[3]:
      Gia đinh với lính tráng chộn rộn không biết thuốc chi mà cứu, đứa chạy ra, đứa chạy vào, đứa rót nước trà, đứa xoa dầu gió.
      Attendants and soldier were flustered, not knowing what medicine could save him. One ran out, another ran in, another poured tea, and still another rubbed medicated ointment.
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Etymology 2Edit

French soie

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xoa

  1. silk fabric
    mua tấm vải xoa
    to buy a length of silk
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