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See also: , , tỉ, tị, and Tị



Etymology 1[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (SV: tử). Some dictionaries (such as Thiều Chửu's) consider it as Sino-Vietnamese, but the sắc tone in is unlikely to be derived from the Middle Chinese rising tone, compared to the likely hỏi tone in tử. See also Mẹo, Thìn, Mùi.

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Proper noun[edit]

  1. the first Earthly Branch represented by the Rat
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

  1. A unisex given name, a nickname
Usage notes[edit]
  • This is not a "diminutive" name. The legal name of the person who bears this nickname usually has nothing to do with it, semantically or phonetically.