이래

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Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Contraction of 이러하여 (ireohayeo), infinitive form of 이러하다 (ireohada, “to be like this”).

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Adjective[edit]

이래 (irae) (infinitive of 이렇다)

  1. Infinitive of 이렇다 (ireota), thus often "like this."

Etymology 2[edit]

Contraction of 이리하여 (irihayeo), infinitive form of 이리하다 (irihada).

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Verb[edit]

이래 (irae) (infinitive of 이러다)

  1. Infinitive of 이러다 (ireoda), thus often "like this" or "acting in this fashion."

Etymology 3[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 以來, from  (“until”) and (“after”) .

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Noun[edit]

이래 (irae) (hanja 以來)

  1. The time following a certain event, until now or into the future.
  2. posterity