감자

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Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 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]

IPA(key) [ˈka̠ːmd͡ʑa̠]
Phonetic Hangul :
Romanizations
RR gamja
RR (translit.) gamja
MC kamja
Yale kāmca

Noun[edit]

감자 (gamja)

  1. potato
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


IPA(key) [ka̠md͡ʑa̠]
Phonetic Hangul
Romanizations
RR gamja
RR (translit.) gamja
MC kamja
Yale kamca

Verb[edit]

감자 (gamja) (plain hortative of 감다)

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