Mặt Trời

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Mặt Trời

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A compound of mặt (originally meaning “eye) +‎ trời (sky; heavens), literally “eye of the heavens”, a common metaphor for the Sun in Austroasiatic, Austronesian and Kra-Dai languages in Southeast Asia. Compare Thai ตะวัน (dtà-wan), Malay matahari, Proto-Mon-Khmer *t₂ŋiiʔ (Sun) < **[ma]t₂-ŋiiʔ (Benedict, 1976). Cognate with Muong măt tlời.

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Mặt Trời

  1. (astronomy) Sun
    Synonym: Thái Dương

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