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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Late Proto-Vietic *paːk (uncle, father/mother's older brother), from Middle Chinese (MC pˠæk̚, “uncle”) (SV: ).

Noun[edit]

bác ()

  1. (archaic) father
    bác mẹ
    parents
  2. paternal uncle, father's elder brother
  3. paternal aunt-in-law, father's elder brother's wife
Synonyms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

bác

  1. you, someone who's presumably slightly older than one of my parents
    Antonyms: cháu, con
  2. he/him/she/her, someone who's presumably slightly older than one of my parents
    Antonyms: cháu, con
  3. (familiar) you, someone who's slightly older than me
    Synonyms: anh, chị
    Antonym: em

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

bác

  1. to scramble (eggs, etc.)

Etymology 3[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Verb[edit]

bác

  1. (only in compounds) to reject, to dismiss, to refute, to turn down