lệ

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from . Compare luỵ.

Noun[edit]

lệ

  1. (literary) tears (drop of clear salty liquid from the eyes)
    Synonym: nước mắt
    giọt lệ
    a tear(drop)

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Noun[edit]

lệ

  1. (rare) example
    Synonym: ví dụ
    lệ nhưfor example
  2. (literary and in certain idioms) rule
    phép vua thua lệ làng
    even the monarch's laws lose to the village's rules
    Làng có lệ ấy từ xưa
    The village has had that rule since ancient times.
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