bấc

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

It is not clear which was the original sense, although it is obvious they are of the same etymology. Compare Chinese 燈心草 (rush) and 燈芯 (wick).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(classifier cây, sợi (“wick”)) bấc

  1. (botany) soft rush, Juncus effusus
  2. wick