giữ

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See also: giu, Giu, giù, giừ, giú, giũ, gi'u, and giu.

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giữ

  1. to keep, to hold and maintain as one's own
    giữ mà đợng
    to keep in storage
  2. to safeguard
    giữ nhà
    to keep watch over a house
    giữ cửa giữ nhà
    to keep watch over the whole property
    giữ đạo
    to keep the faith
    giữ đạo cho blọn
    to be fully faithful
    giữ ngày lễ lạy
    to observe the holy days of obligation
    Đức thánh Anjo giữ mình
    Angel of God, watch over me
    giữ lễ nhít
    to keep the Sabbath
    noi giữ đạo Chúa
    to be wholly faithful to Christianity
    giữ mềnh
    to protect oneself
    giữ lểy
    to take care of oneself
    lếy dấu thánh mà giữ mềnh
    to protect oneself with holy relics
    Dù mà có đạo sao᷄ le cu᷄̃ phải giữ.
    Those belonging to the faith must also keep the faith.

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Vietnamese giữ, from Proto-Vietic *k-cɨh; cognate with Muong chữ and Chut [Rục] kɨcɨː⁴.

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giữ (𢬇, 𧵤)

  1. to keep, to hold and maintain as one's own
    Giữ cái này chặt lại không thôi nó sẽ rớt ra.
    Keep this tight or else it will fall out.
  2. to safeguard

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