가로다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Worin seokbo (月印釋譜 / 월인석보), 1459, as Middle Korean ᄀᆞᆯ다 (Yale: kolta). The Middle Korean form was not defective.

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?garoda
Revised Romanization (translit.)?galoda
McCune–Reischauer?karoda
Yale Romanization?kalota

Verb[edit]

가로다 (garoda)

  1. (defective, dated in honorific quotative, archaic otherwise) to say
    공자님 가라사대, "배우고 때때로 익히면 즐겁지 아니한가?"
    Gongja-nim garasadae, "baeugo ttattaero ikimyeon jeulgeopji ani-hanga?"
    "Is it not pleasant to learn and sometimes to practice?" Quoth Confucius.

Usage notes[edit]

This verb is defective and has only three possible (if quite archaic) conjugations: the non-honorific quotative 가로되 (garodoe), the honorific quotative 가라사대 (garasadae), and the past adnominal 가론 (garon). It is comparable to English quethe, a similarly defective verb meaning "to say".