khám

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

khám (𠥈)

  1. (dated) jail; prison

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from . Senses #2-3 are possibly contaminated by khán (, “to see”) (as in khán bệnh (看病)). Also see khám bệnh.

Verb[edit]

khám

  1. to examine carefully (for evidence of crime, etc.); to search; to ransack; to check
  2. (of a doctor) to examine (a patient)
    khám bụngto clinically examine the abdomen
    khám sức khoẻto check someone's health
  3. (of a patient) to see (a doctor)
    đi khám bác sĩto go to see a doctor