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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *k-roːŋʔ (back of the blade), from Proto-Mon-Khmer *ruŋʔ ~ *ruuŋ() ~ *ruəŋ() (ridge; spine; back); cognate with North Central Vietnamese trống, Bahnar rŏng (behind, in back of).


sống (𦡠, 𧚠, 𩩇, 𩩖, 𬴑)

  1. (chiefly in compounds) a spine
    thấy lạnh sống lưngto feel the chills down one's spine
    sống núi ngầmunderwater mountain ridge
    dây sốngthe spinal cord
    cột sốngthe vertebral column
    xương sốngthe spine
    đốt sốnga vertebra
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *k-roːŋʔ (alive; raw), cognate with Muong khống. Perhaps related to Proto-Mon-Khmer *gj(u)ŋ (to be alive), whence Mon ဂျိုၚ် (càŋ).


sống (𤯩, 𠸙, 𤯨, 𫪹)

  1. to live
    sự sốnglife
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sống (𤯩, 𩀳, 𪁇)

  1. living
    người sốngthe living
  2. alive
    Hắn còn sống.
    He's still alive.
  3. live
    ăn tươi nuốt sốngto eat something (a)live; (figuratively) to enslave or exploit inhumanely
  4. raw
    rau sốngraw vegetables
  5. undercooked
    cơm sốngundercooked rice