심방

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

Noun[edit]

심방 (simbang)

  1. crossbeam, crossbar (bridging overhead the side posts of a gate)
  2. (obsolete) shaman (bridging heaven and earth)
    • 巫는 계집 심방이오 祝은 男人 심방이라 (楞嚴經諺解 8:117, 1461) (mu-neun gyejib simbang-io chug-eun namIn simbang-ira (reungEomgyeong-eonhae 8:117, 1461)) The mu is a female soothsayer, whereas the chug a male one.

Synonyms[edit]

  • 박수 (bagsu, bak-) (male)
  • 무당 (巫堂, mudang) (usually female)
  • (, mu) Note: This ideograph graphically bridges (|) heaven and earth (二) on behalf of people (人人).

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