거북

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Korean[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as 거붑 (Yale: kepwup). Compare the *kep in 껍질 (kkeopjil, “skin, bark”), 껍데기 (kkeopdegi, “shell”).

Pronunciation[edit]


IPA(key) [kʌ̹buk̚]
Phonetic Hangul
Romanizations
RR geobuk
RR (translit.) geobug
MC kŏbuk
Yale kepuk

Noun[edit]

거북 (geobuk) (counter 마리)

  1. tortoise, turtle

Derived terms[edit]