cát

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Vietnamese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (North Central Vietnam) gát

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *t-kaːc, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *ksac ~ *ksaac (sand) (through metathesis, Shorto's reconstruction). Cognate with Khmer ខ្សាច់ (khsac).

The unexpected lenition in many North Central dialects (which are often unaffected by lenition compared to the mainstream dialects) is due to hypercorrection.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(classifier hạt) cát (𡋥, 𡑪, 𪶼, 𣻅)

  1. sand
  2. grain (as in a fine grain of silk)

See also[edit]

Derived terms