nguyên

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See also: Nguyen, Nguyên, and Nguyễn

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from // (“first; original”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nguyên

  1. intact; not damaged
  2. all; entire; whole
  3. (number theory, arithmetic) integral
    số nguyên
    an integer
    phần nguyên
    the integral part of a decimal fraction

Prefix[edit]

nguyên

  1. (formal, government) former
    nguyên Chủ tịch nước...
    former President...
    nguyên Tổng bí thư...
    former General Secretary...

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Noun[edit]

nguyên

  1. plaintiff

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