동무

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Beonyeok nogeoldae (飜譯老乞大 / 번역노걸대), 1517, as 모 (Yale: tongmwo). May be ultimately of Sino-Korean origin, from 동모 (dongmo, “planning together; complotting; collusion”, 同謀). Alternatively, it could be of native origin and influenced by (dong, “together”, ); compare Japanese (とも, tomo, friend, pal).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

동무 (dongmu)

  1. friend, mate, pal
  2. comrade (title used by a Communist regime)

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