가시

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Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

First attested in the Worin seokbo (月印釋譜 / 월인석보), 1459, as Middle Korean 가ᄉᆡ〮 (Yale: kàsóy).

Compare Evenki асикта (asikta, fir-tree).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?gasi
Revised Romanization (translit.)?gasi
McCune–Reischauer?kasi
Yale Romanization?kasi
  • South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: 시의 / 시에 / 시까지

    Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes high pitch only on the first syllable, and lowers the pitch of subsequent suffixes.

Noun[edit]

가시 (gasi)

  1. thorn
  2. sting
  3. fishbone
  4. quill (of a hedgehog or a porcupine)

Etymology 2[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?gasi
Revised Romanization (translit.)?gasi
McCune–Reischauer?kasi
Yale Romanization?kasi

Noun[edit]

가시 (gasi)

  1. worm, maggot

Etymology 3[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?gasi
Revised Romanization (translit.)?gasi
McCune–Reischauer?kasi
Yale Romanization?kasi

Noun[edit]

가시 (gasi)

  1. (Early Modern, obsolete) wife, woman
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Martin, Samuel E.; Yang Ha Lee; Sung-Un Chang (1975) A Korean-English Dictionary, New Haven: Yale University Press, page 21.