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Etymology 1[edit]


vương (, 𥿁)

  1. to cling to
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Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (king; prince), from Middle Chinese . After Qin Shi Huang unified China and became the "first emperor" (in a practical sense that he founded the first Chinese empire, as well as a linguistic sense that he coined the Chinese word for "emperor", 皇帝 (huángdì)), had long been demoted from "king" to "prince" (the emperor's male relative that had land) in East Asia.



  1. (historical) an East Asian prince who was granted land by the emperor
    phong vươngto bestow princedom
  2. (historical) Synonym of chúa
  3. (usually informal) someone who has free rein
    Mày tưởng mày muốn làm vương làm tướng ở đây là được hả?
    You think you're boss around here?
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