vị

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See also: Vị, vi, Vi, VI, .vi, , v.i., v. i., V.I., and V. I.

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“taste”), from Middle Chinese (mjɨjH). Doublet of mùi (smell).

Noun[edit]

vị

  1. taste
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“for”), from Middle Chinese (hjweH). Doublet of . Compare also loại and loài, tự and từ, ngoại and ngoài.

Preposition[edit]

vị

  1. (rare, literary) for the sake of
    nghệ thuật vị nghệ thuật
    art for art's sake

Etymology 3[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from , from Middle Chinese (hwijH).

Noun[edit]

vị

  1. (formal, polite, chiefly in fixed expressions, rare elsewhere) used to address a person
    quý vị
    sir/ma'am
    vị này
    this gentleman/lady

Classifier[edit]

vị

  1. (formal, polite) indicates important people
    một vị tổng thống
    a president