가지

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Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ka̠d͡ʑi]
  • Phonetic hangeul: []
Revised Romanization? gaji
Revised Romanization (translit.)? gaji
McCune–Reischauer? kaji
Yale Romanization? kaci
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Etymology 1[edit]

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 가지 (Yale: kaci).

Pronunciation[edit]

South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: 가지의 / 가지에 / 가지까지

Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes high pitch on both syllables, and lowers the pitch of subsequent suffixes.

Noun[edit]

가지 (gaji)

  1. kind or kinds

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb form.

Verb[edit]

가지 (gaji)

  1. suspective form of 가다 (gada, “to go”)

Etymology 3[edit]

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as Middle Korean  (Yale: kac).

Pronunciation[edit]

South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: 가지의 / 가지에 / 가지까지

Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes high pitch on both syllables, and lowers the pitch of subsequent suffixes.

Noun[edit]

가지 (gaji)

  1. twig or branch

Etymology 4[edit]

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from Middle Chinese 茄子 (MC ɡɨɑ|kˠa t͡sɨX)[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: 의 / 에 / 가지

Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes high pitch only on the second syllable, except before consonant-initial multisyllabic suffixes, when it takes full low pitch.

Noun[edit]

가지 (gaji)

  1. eggplant/aubergine

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chae-un Yi (이재운), Ttŭt to morŭgo chaju ssŭnŭn uri mal ŏwŏn 500-kaji (뜻도 모르고 자주 쓰는 우리말 어원 500가지), 2008, →ISBN