nhài

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See also: nhai, nhái, nhãi, and nhại

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (SV: lị). Compare Chinese 茉莉 (mạt lị, jasmine).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

(classifier cây, hoa, bông) nhài (𣔦, 𦲒, 𦹹)

  1. jasmine
  2. paper fan pin (fastening slats, originally jasmine-shaped)

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

nhài

  1. (archaic, historical) maid; maidservant; abigail