붕어

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Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded in the Hunmong Jahoe, 1527, as 부어 (鮒魚). Includes the hanja suffix (, “fish”, ). Note that 魚 had the consonant /ŋ/ as an initial, and 붕어 is rather 부 (鮒) + ㅇ어 (魚).

Noun[edit]

붕어 (bung-eo) (subject 붕어가, topic 붕어는, direct object 붕어를)

  1. The crucian carp, Carassius carassius.

Derived terms[edit]

  • 붕어빵 (bung-eoppang, “fish-shaped bean-filled pastry”)

References[edit]

붕어
  • National Institute of the Korean Language (Naver.com mirror), "붕어", 표준국어대사전. URL accessed on 2007-01-16.
  • 2002, 익수 김; 박종영, “붕어”, in 한국의 민물고기, Seoul: Kyo-Hak Publishing, ISBN 89-09-07175-3, page 55: