개미

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Korean[edit]

개미 (gaemi, “ants”).

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as 개야미 (Yale: kayyami).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

개미 (gaemi) (counter 마리)

  1. ant
    개미처럼 부지런하다gaemicheoreom bujireonhada ― (metaphorical) as hardworking as an ant