cơm muối

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cơm (cooked rice) +‎ muối (salt), perhaps from the ingredients used in exorcisms. Saying it in response to a child's sneeze is believed to expel the evil spirit that's possessing their weak po at that moment.

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cơm muối

  1. (Northern Vietnam, Central Vietnam) bless you; gesundheit