버들개

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Korean[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contains the suffix -개 (-gae, “thing”), often found in fish names.

Noun[edit]

버들개 (beodeulgae) (subject 버들개가, topic 버들개는, direct object 버들개를)

  1. The Amur minnow, Phoxinus steindachneri.
  2. (North Korea) The Chinese minnow, Phoxinus oxycephalus.
  3. (Hamgyong dialect) A stream with many willows.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (stream with many willows): 버들 (Gangwon dialect)

References[edit]

  • National Institute of the Korean Language (Naver.com mirror), "버들개", 표준국어대사전. URL accessed on 2007-01-19.
  • 2002, 익수 김; 박종영, “버들개”, in 한국의 민물고기, Seoul: Kyo-Hak Publishing, ISBN 89-09-07175-3, page 168: