미르

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

Noun[edit]

미르 (mireu)

  1. (obsolete) dragon

Alternative forms[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • (, yong)
    • 개천에서 용 났다. (gaecheon-eseo yong nassda) This is said especially when a great man emerged out of the most unlikely background. This literally means that a dragon has emerged out of a brook. That is, what appears so unlikely happened strikingly in reality. It also suggests that a long river can be an analogy, embodiment, or at least birthplace of a dragon.
    • 이 논엔 용이 올라갔다. (i non-en yong-i ollagassda.) (The bold-faced idiom literally means "the dragon has risen".) There is no water in this paddy.

See also[edit]

  • 한물 (hanmur, -mul) flood; prime, season (the best time)
  • 아무르강 (-, amureu-gang) Amur River
    • Chinese: 黑龍江 (pinyin: Hēilóng Jiāng), "Black Dragon River"
    • Manchu: Sahaliyan Ula, "Black River"
    • Mongolian: Хара-Мурэн (Khara-Muren), "Black River"
    • Russian: Амур (Amur), perhaps meaning "Black Dragon" or "North River (Waters)"
    • Korean: (assumed) *가물 (gamur) probably from 가무- (gamu-) "black" + 물 (mur) "water, river" or 미르 (mireu) "dragon"