아비

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Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Shortened form of 아버지 (abeoji, "father").

Noun[edit]

아비 (a.bi)

  1. Disrespectful term for another person's father.
  2. Term of address for the speaker's son who has married and had children.
  3. (archaic). Father. (in works dating from the 15th-17th centuries)

References[edit]

  • National Institute of the Korean Language (Naver.com mirror), "아비 ", 표준국어대사전. URL accessed on 2006-12-31.
  • National Institute of the Korean Language (Naver.com mirror), "아비 ", 표준국어대사전. URL accessed on 2006-12-31.

Etymology 2[edit]

From the hanja (a, "hill") and (bi, "to compare").

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Noun[edit]

아비 (a.bi)

  1. A loon or diver, any diving bird of the family Gaviidae.
  2. The red-throated loon, Gavia stellata.

References[edit]

  • National Institute of the Korean Language (Naver.com mirror), "아비 ", 표준국어대사전. URL accessed on 2006-12-31.

Etymology 3[edit]

From the hanja (a, "hill") and (bi, "nose").

Noun[edit]

아비 (a.bi)

  1. A Buddhist hell, one of the eight fiery hells.
Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • National Institute of the Korean Language (Naver.com mirror), "아비 ", 표준국어대사전. URL accessed on 2006-12-31.

Etymology 4[edit]

From the hanja (a, "village") and (bi, "servant girl").

Noun[edit]

아비 (a.bi)

  1. (archaic). A local official's informal term of address for a servant girl.

References[edit]

  • National Institute of the Korean Language (Naver.com mirror), "아비 ", 표준국어대사전. URL accessed on 2006-12-31.