châu

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See also: chau, cháu, chầu, and Châu

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Noun[edit]

châu

  1. (historical) a province in ancient China and its colonies
    Giao Châu là một châu của Trung Quốc thời Bắc thuộc.
    Jiaozhou (region) was a province under Chinese colonization.
  2. Short for châu lục (sociopolitical continent).
    năm châu bốn bể
    the five (sociopolitical) continent and the four oceans

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Noun[edit]

châu

  1. (only in compounds) precious stone, gem, jewel, pearl

Verb[edit]

châu

  1. to huddle together