tử

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Vietnamese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (child). The suffix is a bound phoneme orthographically borrowed from Japanese.

Noun[edit]

tử ()

  1. (literary, only in compounds) child; offspring
    tử tôndescendants
  2. (literary, only in compounds) son
    công tửson of an official; lord
  3. (Buddhism) -ist
    Phật tửBuddhist (lit. children of Buddha)
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Suffix[edit]

tử

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

Sino-Vietnamese word from (death).

Verb[edit]

tử ()

  1. (only in compounds) to die
    tử trậnto die in battle
    tử vì đạoto be martyred
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