개구리

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Korean[edit]

개구리 (gaeguri)

Etymology[edit]

개굴 (gaegul, croak, onomatopoeia) +‎ (i, noun-deriving suffix).

First attested in the Sinjeung yuhap (新增類合 / 신증유합), 1576, as Middle Korean 개고리 (Yale: kaykwoli).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?gaeguri
Revised Romanization (translit.)?gaeguli
McCune–Reischauer?kaeguri
Yale Romanization?kaykwuli
  • South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: 리의 / 개리에 / 개리까지

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

Noun[edit]

개구리 (gaeguri)

  1. frog

Synonyms[edit]

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