miệng

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See also: miếng and miểng

Vietnamese[edit]

miệng

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *mɛːŋʔ (mouth), from Proto-Mon-Khmer. Cognate with Kri meengq ("language"), Semai miing (cheek), Khmu [Cuang] miəŋ ("to chew"). Related to miếng (piece).

Attested in the Annan Jishi (安南即事, 13th century) as (MC mˠiæŋX).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(classifier cái) miệng (𠱄, 𠰘)

  1. (anatomy) a mouth
  2. (informal) a member of a family

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