기름

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Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

기름 (gireum)

  1. oil

Etymology 2[edit]

From 기르다 (gireuda, “to raise or cultivate”).

Noun[edit]

기름 (gireum)

  1. Substantive form of 기르다 (gireuda), thus "raising" or "cultivation" of a crop.