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Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “The Common-Viet-Muong form would be *soːc.”)

Cognate with Muong Bi thốch (good, beautiful).


tốt (, 𩫛, 𡄰, 𡨧, 𧍉)

  1. good, as in high-quality, well-made, well executed, good-natured or ethical; compare hay (good as in inventive, brilliant or entertaining) and giỏi (good as in skilled or competent)
    Antonym: xấu
    gạo tốtgood rice
    người tốta good person; good people
  2. (of head hair or facial hair) very dense or long, more so than it should be
    Tóc tốt quá rồi, phải đi cắt thôi.
    My hair's getting out of hand. I gotta get it cut.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

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(classifier con, quân) tốt

  1. (xiangqi) soldier, a piece labeled with the characters (black) and (binh, red)
  2. (by extension, chess) pawn
  3. (figurative) pawn
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Chess pieces in Vietnamese · quân cờ vua (layout · text)
♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞ ♟
vua hậu xe, xa tượng, tịnh tốt, chốt