hàm

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See also: ham, hám, hãm, hạm, hăm, hâm, hầm, and hẩm

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Late-Vietic *-haːm, from Proto-Vietic *tŋ-ʔaːm, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *[t₁]ʔaam. Cognate with Tho [Cuối Chăm] hɐːm², Chut [Rục] təŋʔaːm¹, Halang tơ'am (molar tooth), Pacoh tang-am (back teeth; bottom molars), Danau ʔɑm¹.

Insertion of initial *h in Vietic can also be seen in *huːɲ (to kiss) (> Vietnamese hôn), *heːt (finished) (> Vietnamese hết), *hanʔ (he, she, it) (> Vietnamese hắn), *haːr (two) (> Vietnamese hai), *hoːj (foul-smelling) (> Vietnamese hôi), *hɔːŋʔ (river, brook), *haːŋʔ (to open (mouth)).

Not derived from Chinese (MC ɦʌm, ɦʌmX), OC *[ɢ]ˤ[ə]mʔ (B-S), in spite of the similar SV reading hạm.

Noun[edit]

hàm (𦛜)

  1. jaw

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Noun[edit]

hàm

  1. Clipping of hàm số (function).