nước

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *ɗaak (water), from Proto-Mon-Khmer *ɗaak (water), from Proto-Austro-Asiatic. Cognates within Mon-Khmer include Nghệ An/Hà Tĩnh dialects nác, Muong đác, Khmer ទឹក (tik), Bahnar đak, Eastern Mnong dak, Central Nicobarese râk/dâk; cognates outside MK include Santali ᱫᱟᱜ.

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nước (, )

  1. water
  2. liquid; fluid
    nước camorange juice
    nước chanhlime juice
    nước dừacoconut water
    nước mắttear
    nước mũimucus
    nước đáipee; piss
    nước tiểuurine
    • (Can we date this quote?), Hoài An (lyrics and music), “Dòng sông băng [Icy River]”:
      Nếu có nước mắt, nếu có yêu thương,
      Mênh mông dòng sông thì thầm cùng em.
      If there are tears, if there’s love,
      The vast river will whisper with you.
  3. the liquid part of a broth
    Synonyms: nước dùng, nước lèo
  4. Short for đất nước (country; polity).

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