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đệ

đệ

See also: đe, đề, đế, đẻ, để, đè, and đê

Vietnamese

Prefix

đệ

  1. ordinal number marker, used only to mark the generation of a person who shares their name with their parents or grandparents, equivalent to the use of I, II, III, etc. in English.

Etymology 2

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“younger brother”), from Middle Chinese (dejX).

Noun

đệ

  1. (in historical drama) a younger brother
  2. (slang) a henchman or minion
    Tao đéo phải đệ của mày!
    I ain't your pussy!