kẽm

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See also: kem, kém, keṃ, -kem, and kem.

Vietnamese[edit]

Chemical element
Zn
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Etymology[edit]

This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.
Particularly: “The origin of this word is unknown? Could it have taken on a different meaning before zinc was introduced into Vietnam? Compare ớt (chilli pepper) and also dâu (mulberry), now also often used as a free morpheme to indicate "strawberry".”

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kẽm (𨯘, 𨰇)

  1. zinc (element)