mạ

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *s-maːʔ, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *maʔ (seed); cognate with Old Mon ma (modern Mon (mɛ̀ˀ, seed, kernel), Proto-Katuic *hamaa (seed; breed) (whence Pacoh mma).

Noun[edit]

mạ (𣟭, 𥡗, 𥢂)

  1. rice seedlings

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Mon-Khmer *maʔ (mother).

Noun[edit]

mạ

  1. (Central Vietnam) mother; mom

Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

mạ

  1. to plate (with a metal)