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(tteok, “rice-dough cake”).

Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

First attested in the Worin seokbo (月印釋譜 / 월인석보), 1459, as ᄯᅥᆨ (Yale: stek). The presumed Old Korean root is *돋. Relationships with the Japanese term (mochi) and the Manchu term tət ("millet") have been hypothesized.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(tteok)

  1. Any dough of rice or other cereals, ground before, or mashed after, steaming.
  2. Specifically, a steamed cake of glutinous rice, often sweetened.
Synonyms[edit]
  • (byeong, “byeong”)
Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

2000, Seo Jeong-beom (서정범), 國語語原辭典, Seoul: Bogosa Books:

Etymology 2[edit]

Adverb[edit]

(tteok)

  1. wide
  2. resolutely