가지

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Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

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  (Yale: kac).

Noun[edit]

가지 ‎(gaji)

  1. twig or branch

Etymology 4[edit]

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from Middle Chinese 茄子[1]

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 978-89-5913-339-0