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  • (South Central Vietnam, Southern Vietnam, likely obsolete) ngãi


Sino-Vietnamese word from . An early Sino-Vietnamese reading (ESV); the more regular reading would be nghị. Compare also Quảng Ngãi.



nghĩa (, 𱻊)

  1. (semantics) a meaning; a sense
    [] nghĩa là gì?What does [] mean?
    theo nghĩa xấuin the pejorative sense
    Nếu từ này có nghĩa xấu, tôi sẽ không bao giờ dùng nó nữa.
    If this word is pejorative, I will never use it again.
  2. (literary) morality, decency
    Con hổ có nghĩaThe Moral Tiger (the folkloric tiger who upheld morality by gratefully returning favors to gracious human benefactors)

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