công

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *k-voːŋ. Compare North Central Vietnamese cuông

Noun[edit]

(classifier con) công (, )

  1. peafowl; peacock

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“work; labor”).

Noun[edit]

công

  1. (only in compounds) work; labor
  2. (physics) work
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Etymology 3[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“accomplishment”). Also from Chinese 婦功 (phụ công, wifely competence).

Noun[edit]

công

  1. accomplishment
    có công với nước
    to have achieved greatness for your homeland
  2. (Confucianism) competence, one of the tứ đức (four virtues) that women are supposed to have

Etymology 4[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“public; common”).

Adjective[edit]

công

  1. (formal or of a school) public
    Synonym: chung
    Antonyms: , riêng
    việc công
    public affairs
    trường công
    a public school

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