chuột

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Vietnamese 𤝞 (chuọt, mouse), from Proto-Vietic *k-ɟɔːt (squirrel). Compare Chinese and Japanese (nezumi), both of which also refer to generic mouse or rat-like animals. Also compare Latin mūsculus (muscle, literally little mouse) and Ancient Greek μῦς (mûs, mouse; muscle).

The computing sense is a semantic loan from English mouse.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(classifier con) chuột (𤝞)

  1. a rat, a mouse or the like
  2. (anatomy, colloquial) biceps
  3. (electrical engineering, of a fluorescent light set) a starter
  4. (computing) a mouse

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