yếm

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See also: yem, YEM, and yểm

Vietnamese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *ʔiɛmʔ (breastplate), a non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“bib worn by infants”; SV: yểm), likely related to yểm (, "to cover; to hide").

Cognate with Muong yểm. Compare the possible loanwords: Thai เอี๊ยม (íiam), Khmer អៀម (ʾiəm).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(classifier cái) yếm

  1. a yem, a Vietnamese bodice based on the Chinese dudou.
  2. (by extension) a garment that looks similar and that is worn in a similar fashion, such as a bib or a dudou
    yếm dãia bib; a "drool/saliva yem"

Descendants[edit]

  • English: yem