công

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Compare Semai kuwok, Semnam kwɔːŋ.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (North Central Vietnam) cuông

Noun[edit]

(classifier con) công (, )

  1. peafowl; peacock

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (work; labor).

Noun[edit]

công

  1. the amount of labor that will factor in your pay
  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
    công với nướcto have achieved greatness for your homeland
    Lục súc tranh công
    Six Livestock Animals Arguing Who's the Hardest Worker / Who Contributes the Most
  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 or state-owned
    Synonym: chung
    Antonyms: , riêng
    việc côngpublic affairs
    trường cônga public school

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