chân

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Min Nan[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of chân – see (“Classifier for things arranged in layers, storeys or levels., Classifier for events.”).
(This character, chân, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *ɟiːŋ (leg, foot), from Proto-Mon-Khmer *ɟuŋ ~ *ɟuəŋ ~ *ɟəŋ (leg, foot). Cognate with Khmer ជើង (cəəng), Bahnar jơ̆ng, Mon ဇိုၚ်, Jah Hut jong, Jehai can.

Final *-ŋ was palatalized to *-ɲ after front vowel; this new form with *-ɲ (reconstructed as Proto-Viet-Muong *ciɲ by Ferlus) then gave birth to the modern form with ‹n›. See also lên, đến, cù lần for other instances of palatalization of *-ŋ after front vowels.

Noun[edit]

chân ()

  1. (anatomy) a foot
  2. a leg
    Synonyms: giò, cẳng
    chân dàilong legs
    chân dài tới nách(of a woman) having long, thin and sexy legs (literally, “legs extended all the way to the armpits”)
    chân ghếthe legs of a chair
  3. (of a mountain or hill) the lowest circumscribing area
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See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Noun[edit]

chân

  1. (rare, chiefly philosophy or art) truth
    chân, thiện, mĩTruth, Goodness, Beauty
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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chân

  1. Aspirate mutation of cân.

Verb[edit]

chân

  1. Aspirate mutation of cân.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cân gân nghân chân
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.