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Character  메 
Unicode block Hangul Syllables
Codepoint U+BA54
Composition +
Dubeolsik keyboard entry a-p

Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]




머 ←

며 →

Syllable[edit]

(transliterations: RR me, RRT , McCune–Reischauer , Yale mey)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of and .

Etymology 2[edit]

From , possibly the same root as 마루 and 마당. First recorded in the Hunmin Jeongeum Haerye in 1446, as "묗."

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(me)

  1. mountain, hill.
  2. field, meadow (assumed from ).
  3. bindweed, also called 메꽃.

Prefix[edit]

(me)

  1. Of the mountains; thus "wild."
Derived terms[edit]
Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

First recorded in the Sohak Eonhae, 1588, as "뫼."

Noun[edit]

(me)

  1. A sacrificial offering of cooked rice.
  2. Cooked rice.
Alternative forms[edit]

References[edit]

  • National Institute of the Korean Language (Naver.com mirror), " ", 표준국어대사전. URL accessed on 2006-12-30.
  • National Institute of the Korean Language (Naver.com mirror), " ", 표준국어대사전. URL accessed on 2006-12-30.
  • 2000, Seo Jeong-beom (서정범), “뫼”, in 國語語原辭典, Seoul: Bogosa Books, page 262-263: