râu

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See also: rau, Rau, rãu, rău, and ra'u

Romanian[edit]

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  • rîu (old orthography)

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin rius (river), from Latin rīvus (brook, small stream), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rih₂wós, from *h₃reyh₂- (to flow; to move, set in motion) + *-wós.

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râu n (plural râuri)

  1. river

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *-soː, from Old Chinese ; cognate with Muong thô.

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(classifier bộ) râu (, 𩅺, 𩭶, 𩯁)

  1. (of a man or a goat) a beard
    cạo râu
    to shave one's facial hair
  2. (by extension, of another mammal) whiskers
    vuốt râu hùm
    to mess around with someone powerful or dangerous
    (literally, “to rub a tiger's whiskers”)
  3. (by extension, of a fish) barbels
  4. (by extension, of an arthropod) antennae
    Râu tôm nấu với ruột bầu.
    Chồng chan vợ húp gật đầu khen ngon.
    A broth of shrimp antennae and gourd core.
    The man scoops it, the woman slurps it, both nod in satisfaction.
  5. (by extension, of corn/maize) silk

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(classifier sợi, cọng) râu (, 𩅺, 𩭶, 𩯁)

  1. (of a man or a goat) a hair of a beard
  2. (by extension, of another mammal) a whisker
  3. (by extension, of a fish) a barbel
  4. (by extension, of an arthropod) an antenna
  5. (by extension, of corn/maize) a strand of silk

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