임금

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Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 賃金, from  (“labor”) and (“money”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

임금 (imgeum) (hanja 賃金)

  1. wages

Etymology 2[edit]

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as 님금 (Yale: nimkum). May be related to Silla title for king, 이사금 (Isageum), or the ancient Gojoseon title, 왐검 (Wanggeom).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

임금 (imgeum)

  1. king; monarch
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