The Alternative Chinese Dictionary: 葡萄

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葡萄 〈pú táo〉 {{wikipedia}} {{zh-forms}}
etymology 1 From ltc , from Late Han Chinese ,Axel Schuessler, ''Minimal Old Chinese and Later Han Chinese: A Companion to Grammata Serica Recensa'' (Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2009), 61. from xbc *bādāwa (ca. 130 {{smallcaps}}.{{smallcaps}}.; compare Persian باده 〈bạdh〉).Axel Schuessler, ''ABC Etymological Dictionary of Old Chinese'' (Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2007), 418. pronunciation {{zh-pron }}
noun: {{zh-noun}}
  1. grape
descendants: {{Sinoxenic-word}}
etymology 2 From 吃不到的葡萄是酸的 〈chī bù dào de pú táo shì suān de〉. pronunciation {{zh-pron }}
adjective: {{zh-adj}}
  1. (Cantonese, slang) jealous

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