tử

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (child).

Noun[edit]

tử ()

  1. (literary) child; offspring
    tử tôn
    descendants
  2. (literary) son
    công tử
    son of an official; lord
  3. (Buddhism) -ist
    Phật tử
    Buddhist (lit. children of Buddha)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese meaning orthographically borrowed from Japanese 子 (“small thing”)

Suffix[edit]

tử ()

  1. an object having a particular state or property (sometimes diminutive)
    điện tử
    electric (item); electron
    nguyên tử
    an atom
    tử số
    numerator
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Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (death).

Verb[edit]

tử ()

  1. (only in compounds) to die
    tử trận
    to die in battle
    tử vì đạo
    to be martyred
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