nguyên

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See also: Nguyen, Nguyên, and Nguyễn

Vietnamese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Southern Vietnam, obsolete) nguơn

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Adjective[edit]

nguyên

  1. (only in compounds) first; essential; basic

Noun[edit]

nguyên

  1. (numismatics) yuan. See also viên .

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Noun[edit]

nguyên

  1. (only in compounds) foundation; basis; background
    số nguyêninteger
    phần nguyênthe integral part of a decimal fraction
  2. (law) plaintiff

Adjective[edit]

nguyên

  1. intact; not damaged
  2. all; entire; whole
  3. (number theory, arithmetic) integral

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from . Doublet of nguồn.

Noun[edit]

nguyên

  1. (only in compounds) spring; source
Derived terms[edit]

Prefix[edit]

nguyên

  1. (officialese) former
    nguyên Chủ tịch nước…former President…
    nguyên Tổng bí thư…former General Secretary…
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