đầu lâu

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“head”) and , probably corrupted from Chinese 髑髏 (độc lâu, dead skull)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

đầu lâu

  1. (colloquial) a skull of a dead vertebrate

Synonyms[edit]

  • sọ, hộp sọ (refers to dead or alive skulls, from a scientific point of view)