lưỡi

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See also: lưới and lười

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Vietnamese 𥚇 ‎(lưởi), from Proto-Vietic *laːs. Cognate with Nghệ An/Hà Tĩnh dialects lại, Muong lãi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(classifier cái) lưỡi ‎(, 𦧜, 𦧽, 𥚇)

  1. (anatomy) a tongue

Noun[edit]

lưỡi

  1. (of a knife, sword, etc.) a blade
  2. (of a knife, sword, etc.) a cutting edge
    con dao hai lưỡi
    a double-edged knife / a thing that has both useful and harmful effects