bác sĩ

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Vietnamese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese, from 博士 ("doctor, doctorate")

Noun[edit]

bác

  1. (archaic, academic degree) doctor
  2. (archaic, academic degree) doctorate

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Etymology 2[edit]

Probably by analogy with European languages

Noun[edit]

bác

  1. (medicine) doctor, physician
Usage notes[edit]

The mondern sense of bác sĩ is a misapplication of the term. A modern "bác sĩ" is not necessarily a doctor (one who achieves a doctorate), but any one who practices medicine who has graduated from a medical school.

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