고슴도치

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Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Gugeupbang eonhae (救急方諺解 / 구급방언해), 1466, as 고솜돝 (Yale: kwoswomtolth). Appears to be a compound of 고솜 and . The second part is related to 돼지 (dwaeji, “pig”), but the origin of the first part is unclear, perhaps related to the second syllable of 송곳 (songgot, “gimlet”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ko̞sʰɯmdo̞t͡ɕʰi/
  • Phonetic hangul: 고슴도치

Noun[edit]

고슴도치 (goseumdochi)

  1. hedgehog, particularly the Amur hedgehog, Erinaceus amurensis.

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