linh

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“spirit; soul”).

Noun[edit]

linh

  1. (only in compounds) spiritual, supernaturally powerful

Adjective[edit]

linh

  1. (informal, of a person) unexpectedly appearing as soon as you speak of him or her
    Cái thằng này linh thiệt! Tụi tao vừa mới nhắc mày là mày tới liền!
    You literally are the devil! We were just talking about you and you showed up!
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Numeral[edit]

linh

  1. (cardinal, only in compounds) zero; oh
    Một trăm linh hai
    One hundred and two (102)
    Hai nghìn (không trăm) linh
    Two thousand and four (2004)
    Bảy nghìn năm trăm linh chín
    Seven thousand five hundred and nine (7509)
Usage notes[edit]
  • lẻ is preferred in Southern dialects

Zhuang[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *lilᴮ (pangolin).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /lin˧/
  • Tone numbers: lin6
  • Hyphenation: linh

Noun[edit]

linh (old orthography linƅ, Sawndip forms , , , , 𭸓, 𤞼)

  1. pangolin