vải

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See also: vai, Vai, vaî, văi, vãi, vại, and va'i

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *k-paːs, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *kpaas (cotton); cognate with Muong pái, Khmer ក្របាស (krɑbaah), Bahnar kơpaih, Pacoh capaih, Khasi kynphad. Compare Sanskrit कर्पास (karpāsa) and Old Chinese (OC *paːs).

Noun[edit]

vải (𡲫, 𦀿, 𦃿, 𬘊)

  1. cloth, fabric

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Proto-Katuic *kpias (lychee) (whence Eastern Bru [kapɛh]).

Noun[edit]

(classifier cây, trái, quả) vải (𢅄, 𣞻)

  1. lychee
    Synonym: lệ chi