thần

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See also: than, thân, Thân, thận, and þan

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Noun[edit]

(classifier vị) thần

  1. a deity; a god
  2. a spirit
Usage notes[edit]
  • The sole deity in any monotheistic religion, such as the Christian God, are never referred to as *Thần (compare Chinese , Japanese (Kami)), but as Chúa (literally the Lord). But, thần can also be reffered to as a spirit, therefore the Holy Ghost the third person of the Christian God is called Thánh Thần.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Pronoun[edit]

thần

  1. (archaic, to royalty) I/me, your royal/imperial servant