mắt

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *mat, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *mat. Akin to Muong [Hòa Bình] mặt, Old Mon mɔt (modern Mon မတ် (mòt)), Bahnar măt, Pacoh mát, Khasi 'mat/khmat, Khmu /mat/, Mang /mat⁷/, Car Nicobarese mat; cognates ouside Mon-Khmer include Santali ᱢᱮᱫ (met’). Compare Proto-Austronesian *maCa (Malay mata), Proto-Tai *p.taːᴬ (Thai ตา (dtaa)), Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-mjak ~ s-mik (Chinese ( < OC *C.muk), Tibetan མིག (mig)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(classifier con) mắt (, 𥉴)

  1. (anatomy) an eye
    nước mắt
    tear
  2. a knot (in wood); a joint; a node
  3. a mesh; a link (in chain, net)

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