From Proto-Mon-Khmer *raawh; cognate with Pacoh rao, Koho rao and Chut [Rục] rᵊàːw.
rửa (𤂩, 𫼴)
- to wash, to clean
rửa tay ― to wash one's hands
rửa bát ― to wash the dishes
- 2005, Nguyễn Ngọc Tư, "Cánh đồng bất tận" chapter 2 (in Cánh đồng bất tận), Trẻ publishing house
- Nước vo cơm dùng để rửa rau, rửa rau xong dành rửa cá.
- The water from rinsing the rice was used to wash the vegetables, and after washing the vegetables for cleaning the fish.
The word rửa is used to express washing by rubbing with one's hands. To wash clothes is giặt, to wash oneself or someone else is tắm.