올빼미

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Bullyu dugong busi eonhae (分類杜工部詩諺解 / 분류두공부시언해), 1481, as 옫바미 (Yale: wotpami). Other obsolete forms: 올바미 (olbami). Likely a compound of 울— (ul-, “to cry, to growl”) and (bam, “night”), with the nominalisation agent suffix (-i), i.e. "the thing that cries at night" (cf. 올빼미의 어원).

Noun[edit]

올빼미 (olppaemi)

  1. owl (without ear tufts)

See also[edit]