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Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]




쟨 ←

젠 →

Syllable[edit]

(transliterations: RR jeon, RRT , McCune–Reischauer chŏn, Yale cen)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of , , and .

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Korean word from  (“in front, forward, preceding”).

Noun[edit]

(jeon) (hanja )

  1. front
  2. (time) before
    • 집에 가기
      jibe gagi jeone
      before going home
    • 두시 15 분
      dusi 15 bun jeone
      at a quarter to two (literally, "at 15 minutes before two o'clock")

Prefix[edit]

(jeon) (hanja )

  1. ex-; previous
    • 대통령
      jeon daetongryeong
      ex-president

Etymology 3[edit]

Sino-Korean word from  (“money, currency, coins”).

Noun[edit]

(jeon) (hanja )

  1. a jun, a coin worth 1/100th of a won

Etymology 4[edit]

Sino-Korean word from  (“law, canon; documentation; classic, scripture”).

Noun[edit]

(jeon) (hanja )

  1. celebration; ceremony

Etymology 5[edit]

Sino-Korean word from  (“field, arable land, cultivated”).

Noun[edit]

(jeon) (hanja )

  1. a cultivated patch of land

Etymology 6[edit]

Sino-Korean word from  (“maintain, keep whole or intact; all, everything”).

Prefix[edit]

(jeon) (hanja )

  1. whole, entire
    • jeonguk
      the whole country

Etymology 7[edit]

Abbreviation of (jeo, “I”) + topic marker (neun)

Abbreviation[edit]

(jeon)

  1. I (as the topic of the sentence); as for me

Etymology 8[edit]

From 절다 (jeolda, “to become salted”);

Verb[edit]

(jeon)

  1. Past determiner of 절다 (jeolda, “to become salted”); salted