giun

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *p-luːn ~ *p-ruːn, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *(b)ruun; cognate with Khmer ព្រូន (pruun), Mon မြုန် (pərùn).

Trùn, a different descendant of the same root, is still widely used in some dialects.

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Noun[edit]

(classifier con) giun (𧉙, 𧑒)

  1. a worm (animal)
    ngủ với giun
    to die
    (literally, “to sleep with worms”)
    • 2011: Trịnh Huy Ninh, Viking hung bạo, p.49; translated from Horrible Histories: The Vicious Vikings by Terry Deary and Martin Brown
      Nhát gan chỉ núp mà run
      Rồi thì cũng ngủ với giun thôi mà
      Go ahead and hide during every battle
      You will drop dead eventually

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