chèo

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *tʃ-r-ɛːw, an *-r- (instrumental derivative) infixed form of Proto-Vietic *tʃɛːw, whence Modern Vietnamese xeo (to lift up with a crowbar; to propel (a boat) with a long pole). Related to Vietnamese neo (anchor), Khmer ចែវ (caew, to row; paddle), ច្រវា (crɑvaa, oar; paddle), Lao ແຊວ (sǣu, to row).

Noun[edit]

(classifier cây, cái) chèo (𣛨)

  1. oar; paddle

Verb[edit]

chèo (𢴿)

  1. to row (a boat)
See also[edit]
Derived terms

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

chèo

  1. chèo (traditional Vietnamese opera)