trầu

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See also: trau and trâu

Vietnamese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Northern Vietnam) giầu
  • (North Central Vietnam) trù

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Vietnamese 𣞾 (blàu), from Proto-Vietic *b-luː, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *ml(əw) (betel). Cognate with Nghệ An/Hà Tĩnh dialects trù, Bahnar bơlŏu, Mon ဇဗၠူ (həplùˀ) and Khmer ម្លូ (mluu).

Compare the village name Phù Lưu 扶留 (MC bɨo lɨu), whose demotic name (tên Nôm) is Trầu/Giầu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(classifier cây, ) trầu (𫈜, 𫑱, 𣞾)

  1. betel

(classifier miếng) trầu

  1. a paan
    bã trầudiscarded (spit out) chewed paans