khả

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See also: khá and khâ

Muong[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *k-raːʔ, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *kraʔ (road, way). Cognate with Vietnamese .

Unlike the Vietnamese cognate, Mường Bi khả is fully functional as a stand-alone noun.

Noun[edit]

khả

  1. (Mường Bi) road; way; path
    khả cábig road
    khả thathe exit
  2. (Mường Bi, by extension) side; direction
    khả tlướcthe space ahead
    khả mỗngthe mother's side of the family; the mother's line

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Vietnamese khá.

Adjective[edit]

khả

  1. good; competent

References[edit]

  • Nguyễn Văn Khang; Bùi Chỉ; Hoàng Văn Hành (2002) Từ điển Mường - Việt (Muong - Vietnamese dictionary), Nhà xuất bản Văn hoá Dân tộc Hà Nội

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

khả

  1. -able

Derived terms[edit]