cổ

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *koh (throat; neck), from Proto-Mon-Khmer *kɔʔ ~ *kɔ(ɔ)k (neck); cognates include Khmer (kɑɑ), Bahnar hơko, Mon ကံ. Compare Proto-Tai *ɣo:ᴬ.

Noun[edit]

cổ ()

  1. neck
    cổ tay
    a wrist
    cổ chân
    an ankle
    cổ chai
    a bottleneck
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Adjective[edit]

cổ

  1. ancient; old
    Ai Cập cổ
    Ancient Egypt
  2. antique; old
    đồ cổ
    antiques

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Etymology 3[edit]

Contraction of + the demonstrative ấy (that) in the southern dialects, with the latter manifested as the hỏi tone after monosyllabification.

Pronoun[edit]

cổ

  1. (Southern Vietnam) she/her, that young adult woman