chỉ

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese, from

Adverb[edit]

chỉ

  1. only

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *cih (to point); probably related to Sino-Vietnamese, from (“finger”)

Verb[edit]

chỉ (, , )

  1. to point
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *cis (thread), from Proto-Mon-Khmer *ks(i)ʔ or *ksih (string; cord; rope; thread)

Noun[edit]

(classifier sợi) chỉ (, , , , , 𥿗)

  1. (sewing) thread

Etymology 4[edit]

From chị. Adding the hỏi tone is a means to form a third person singular pronoun in Southern dialects.

Pronoun[edit]

chỉ

  1. (dialectal, Southern dialects) she; her