감자

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Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Derived from Sino-Korean word gamjeo (감저; 甘藷; originally lesser yam, Dioscorea esculenta, then sweet potato, Ipomoea batatas). (First attested 1766 in Korea) Meaning of the word changed into inferring both potato and sweet potato about the 19th century, and later lost its original meaning.)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[ˈka̠ːmd͡ʑa̠]
  • Phonetic Hangul[:]
Revised Romanization? gamja
Revised Romanization (translit.)? gamja
McCune–Reischauer? kamja
Yale Romanization? kāmca

Noun[edit]

감자 (gamja)

  1. potato
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[ka̠md͡ʑa̠]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? gamja
Revised Romanization (translit.)? gamja
McCune–Reischauer? kamja
Yale Romanization? kamca

Verb[edit]

감자 (gamja) (plain hortative of 감다)

  1. let's close (our eyes)
  2. let's wash