Mẹo

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See also: meo, méo, meó, mèo, Mèo, and me'o

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Mẹo

  1. (in Laos) Miao or Hmong, an Asian ethnic group whose homeland is in the mountainous regions around Guizhou, southern China, and northern Vietnam and Laos.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“”; SV: Mão); some dictionaries (such as Thiều Chửu's) consider it as Sino-Vietnamese, but the nặng tone in Mẹo is unlikely to be developed from the Middle Chinese rising tone and eo is unlikely to be a Sino-Vietnamese rhyme, compared to the likely tone and rhyme in Mão; see also , Thìn, Mùi

Proper noun[edit]

Mẹo

  1. (rare) the fourth Earthly Branch represented by the Cat in Vietnam and by the Rabbit in China

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