맑다

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Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as 다 (Yale: molk.ta).

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맑다 (makda) (infinitive 맑아, sequential 맑으니)

  1. (air, water, material) to be clear, clean, fresh, pure, limpid, transparent
    • 물이 너무 맑으면 물고기가 못산다muri neomu malgeumyeon mulgogiga motsanda ― Too clear waters breed and feed no fish.
  2. (sky, weather) to be clear, fine, sunny
  3. (sound, voice) to be clear, cheerful
  4. (consciousness) to be clear, refreshed
  5. (mind, spirit) to be clear, pure, virtuous, noble

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  • (mul, “water”)
  • 묽다 (mukda, “to be watery”)
  • 맑다 (makda, “to be clear”)
  • (bul, “fire”)
  • 붉다 (bukda, “to be red”)
  • 밝다 (bakda, “to be bright”)