mọi

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See also: moi, MOI, möi, mới, mỗi, mo'i, and mōʻī

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“every, each”; SV: mỗi).

Determiner[edit]

mọi

  1. every; all
Usage notes[edit]

Mỗi (SV) and mọi (non-SV) are doublets from the same Chinese etymon, but their meanings differ: mỗi emphasises individuality (“each”), while mọi emphasises collectivity (“every”).

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *mɔːlʔ (human being) (secondary borrowing from a Muong lect?); cognate with Muong mõl (human being).

Noun[edit]

mọi (𤞦, 𧖦, 𬠱)

  1. (pejorative) barbarian