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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as  (Yale: mwok). Derived from -s substantivation of 묵— (muk-, “to stay, to lodge, to stop”). For a similar semantic derivation, compare Chinese (tíng, "to stop; to stay; to lodge; equal portions; share; allotment").

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(mok)

  1. portion, share, allotment
    • 그녀는 어름어름하다가 제을 빼앗기고 말았다.
      Geunyeoneun eoreumeoreumhadaga jemokseul ppaeatgigo maratda.
      She had her share snatched away when least prepared for a misfortune.
  2. task, responsibility, duty
  3. profit, gain
  4. (mathematics) quotient
  5. (dialectal) an important place (on a road); a strategic point

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