tự điển

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See also: từ điển



Sino-Vietnamese word from 字典 (Han character dictionary).



(classifier cuốn, quyển) tự điển

  1. (chiefly Sinology) a Han character dictionary
  2. (by extension) Synonym of từ điển (dictionary)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Even though some Sinologists may proscribe the use of the word in the sense of "generic dictionary", authors of cheap dictionaries may still label their "English-Vietnamese dictionaries" as tự điển. The fine distinction is not widely known outside the realm of Sinology.

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